Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) in Premature Infants
An infant with hypoglycemia is fed sugar (glucose) Reference intravenously Opens New Window, given more frequent oral feedings, or both. When he or she can eat the amount of milk needed, his or her blood sugar levels will reach normal levels. Then the doctor can stop giving glucose to the infant.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics