Last update Oct. 4, 2020



Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

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 team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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.

Other names

Glucose is also known as

Glucose in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Glucose in its composition:


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 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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