Dextrose infusion rate

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

Infusion rate (ml/Kg/24hrs) Milk intake (ml/Kg/24hrs)
Dextrose solution (%) Select milk type

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

Dextrose Infusion rate (mg/Kg/min)
Dextrose solution (%)

Infusion rate (ml/Kg/24hrs)