What You May Eat and Drink Before Your Procedure

Age 2 years to adult:
NO SOLID FOODS, milk products or juices with pulp after midnight. You may have clear liquids until six hours before your procedure and then nothing by mouth. Clear liquids are water, pop, apple juice, black coffee or tea.

If you are obese, pregnant, diabetic or have a hiatal hernia with reflux, you should NOT eat or drink after midnight.

Please do not chew gum, take lozenges or eat hard candy before your procedure.

Age 6 months to 2 years:
NO milk products, breast milk, infant formula, solid foods or juices with pulp six hours before the procedure. Clear liquids may be taken up to three hours before the procedure. Clear liquids are water, pop or apple juice.

Infant to 6 months:
NO milk products, breast milk, infant formula, solid foods or juices with pulp four hours before the procedure. Clear liquids may be taken up to two hours before the procedure. Clear liquids are water, pop or apple juice.