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Old 05-18-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
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Re: DS getting ear tubes tomorrow at 10 am - NPO after midnight?!

When DS had hernia surgery at 5 months we were initially told NPO after midnight (his surgery was scheduled for 7 am) by the nurse. But later the doctor said breastmilk was ok up to 4 hours prior to surgery because it is digested so quickly and it doesn't pose the same aspiration risk as solid food.

We kept DS up late the night before and fed him a lot prior to the cut-off time and used his paci after that. It actually went better than expected, I couldn't believe he wasn't totally angry about not nursing! I hope it goes ok for you and your LO. GL!
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