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?