Looking for a non-invasive, formula-free, and effective approach to treating transient neonatal hypoglycemia? Use of 40% oral glucose gel has been shown to reduce NICU admission, appropriately treat transient neonatal hypoglycemia, be well tolerated, been shown as safe, calculated to be cost effective, and able to preserve exclusive breastfeeding in the hospital. This low tech option is easy to administer and does not disrupt the development of the infant gut microbiome as formula does.


Cost Analysis of Treating Neonatal Hypoglycemia with Dextrose Gel.

Glasgow MJ, Harding JE, Edlin R; Children with Hypoglycemia and Their Later Development (CHYLD) Study Team.

J Pediatr. 2018 Apr 3. pii: S0022-3476(18)30224-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.02.036. [Epub ahead of print]


Implementing a Protocol Using Glucose Gel to Treat Neonatal Hypoglycemia.

Bennett C, Fagan E, Chaharbakhshi E, Zamfirova I, Flicker J.

Nurs Womens Health. 2016 Feb-Mar;20(1):64-74.


Using Dextrose (GlucoseGel to Reverse Neonatal Hypoglycemia.

Scheans P, Bennett C, Harris D.

Neonatal Netw. 2017 Jul 1;36(4):233-238.