Table 1

Measures of feeding after treatment of neonatal hypoglycaemia with dextrose or placebo gel

Feed measureBabies (n)After dextrose gelAfter placebo gelp ValueOR (95% CI)
All episodesEpisodesEpisodes
Alert before feeding1026344 (70)6139 (64)0.491.30 (0.62 to 2.77)
Good breast feeding1297861 (78)8245 (55)0.013.54 (1.30 to 9.67)
Duration of breast feeding (min)513220 (3–90)2525 (2–80)0.62
Formula milk taken (mL/kg)24144.6 (2.2–11.3)116.4 (2.0–8.9)0.30
Episodes treated with 2 doses of gel
Alert before feeding26157 (47)126 (50)0.860.88 (0.19 to 4.00)
Good breast feeding261411 (79)128 (66)0.501.83 (0.32 to 10.57)
Duration of breast feeding (min)10520 (3–25)525 (5–70)0.40
Formula milk taken (mL/kg)546.5 (3.9–11.3)18.7
  • Data are number (%) or median (range).