Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the amount of blood glucose (sugar) in the blood is lower than normal. Transient hypoglycemia is normal in the first few hours after delivery and normally resolves quickly with frequent feedings. Not all healthy, full term infants need to have testing for hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia testing should be reserved for those infants with symptoms or risk factors.