What To Ask Before A Barium Swallow Test

 

How long will the test be?

 

 

Can I feed my baby prior to the test?

 

 

What should I do if my baby is breastfed and does not take a bottle?

 

 

My baby is on thickened feeds, should I bring his/her thickener?

 

 

What size bottle nipple should I bring?

 

 

Can I hold my baby during the test?

 

 

What postion will my baby be fed in?

Upright? Side-laying? On his/her back?

 

 

Will my baby experience any side effects from the barium?

 

 

Will my baby be constipated afterwards? If so, what can I do to help?

 

 

I am pregnant, can I still be in the room during the test?

 

 

My baby is on reflux medication, should I give him/her the morning dose?

 

 

What should I do if my baby wakes up with a fever the day of the test?

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