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Preparing Your Infant for Surgery

ALT

 

CONCERNS

 

Common fears for an infant having surgery can include:

  •   Separation
  •   Stranger anxiety
  •   Stress caused by

o   Disruption of their regular daily eating and sleeping routines.

o   Anxiety passed on through their parents or caregivers.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

 

  • Stay calm around your infant - even if a child who is too young to understand the words you are saying about surgery will sense if you are stressed.

  

  • Bring favorite things like a pacifier, toys, blanket or other comfort items.

  

  • Although we have sippy cups and bottles, some children are more likely drink from their own. 

 

   

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