Question by trinity1482:
Can hypoglycemia be treated in babies and how long does it usually take if it does?

Can hypoglycemia be treated in babies and if it does how long does it take? My baby weighed 8 lbs when he was born and has been in the hospital for 11 days now. Can it be treated? Am I over reacting, I cry a lot and just want him to come home already?


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Answer by Richy Rich
I can envision you wanting the little one to come home and I hope this will be soon. Hypoglycemia – low blood glucose – sugar – will be treated with ensuring that he is well nourished. They will do heel sticks to ensure that it (glucose) is maintained. The sugars in formula or breast milk can remedy this however, if it will not be maintained on it’s own they will probably have to try another method. Also, they will ensure that the baby remains warm which includes the cap, swaddling of blanket to stay on so the warmth will not go out through his scalp or body which can cause a baby to be hypoglycemic also because brown fat uses energy (burns off glucose) to keep the little one warm if they get cold and need to use it.

Based on the info that you have given, this is a little info to
give you some lead on what is going on.

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