Last update: Oct. 4, 2020


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Glucose (Dextrose) is a monosaccharide sugar found throughout the body, including in breastmilk. It is essential for cell function.
Sucrose or common or table sugar contains glucose.

It is used orally or intravenously in cases of dehydration, hypoglycemia and kidney failure, as a glucose tolerance test in diabetes or pregnancy (sugar test, O'Sullivan's test) and as a pharmaceutical excipient.

The consumption or administration of glucose is perfectly compatible with breastfeeding (WHO 2002).

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Glucose in other languages or writings:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 180 daltons
Tmax 0,7 hours


  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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