To determine dextrose infusion rate in mg/Kg/min the following calculation can be used:

mg/Kg/min = ml/Kg/24hrs * %Dextrose solution or milk dextrose concentration *0.007

Note milk dextrose concentration is calculated as 7.1% for Breast milk and Term formula and 8.5% for Preterm formula

dextrose infusion rate (mg/Kg/min)

and the converse

Infusion rate (ml/Kg/24hrs)