Hypoglycemic Proﬁle of Breastfeed Low Birth Weight Neonates
Hypoglycemic Profile of Breastfeed Low Birth Weight Neonates
Background: To assess the hypoglycemic profile of breastfeed low birth weight neonates. Subjects & Methods: The study was conducted at Malla Reddy Medical college for women in the Department of Pediatrics from December 2020 to May 2021 in one hundred thirty low birth weight (LBW) neonates and equal age and gender-matched normal birth weight (NBW) (2.5- 3.9 Kg) neonates were assessed for blood glucose level at the age of 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours after delivery in early breastfeeding and delayed breastfeeding group. Results: There were 70 (53.8%) early breastfeeding and 60 (46.2%) delayed breastfeeding neonates. Blood glucose level recorded at 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours in LBW neonates was 41.3, 42.6, 48.4, 59.5 and 68.2 and in NBW neonates was 50.2, 57.4, 67.1, 78.3 and 87.5. A significant difference was found between both groups (P< 0.05). A significant difference was observed at 1 hour, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours between early feeding (LBW), early feeding (NBW), delayed feeding (LBW), delayed feeding (NBW) (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Hypoglycemia was seen more in low birth weight as compared to normal birth weight neonates. The early breastfeeding group had less hypoglycemia compared to the delayed feeding group
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