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Preparing for Your Infant’s Surgery

What to Expect

  • Your infant will be hungry on the day of surgery because they are not able to eat anything before surgery.

Helping Your Infant

  • Bring familiar comfort items from home
    • Blankets, stuffed animals, pacifiers, rattles/toys, soothing music, as well as any items you think may be helpful. We also have a variety of infant toys in the pre-op areas that you are more than welcome to use.
  • Your doctor or nurse will let you know when your infant will be able to eat after surgery. We have many types of formula at the hospital. However, if your child is on a special formula, you may want to bring it with you. It can be refrigerated in the pre-op room.

If you have further questions related specifically to your child’s needs, please contact the pre-op Child Life specialist at 410-955-9652.

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