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Food and Nutrient Intake, Anthropometric Measurements and Haemoglobin Status of Lactating Women in Urban and Rural Areas of Parbhani District


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Lactating women are considered as nutritionally vulnerable section of the population. The paramount importance of nutrition of a woman during lactation for her own health and that of her offspring is widely recognised. Satisfactory performance of lactation is influenced by the nutritional status of the mother and by the intake of adequate diet. The findings of various workers have indicated that most of the lactating women in India subsist on diets which are inadequate in the supply of calories.
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Joshi Meena
Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani - 431 402, India
Nalwade Vijaya
Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani - 431 402, India
N. Snehalatha Reddy
Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani - 431 402, India

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Lactating women are considered as nutritionally vulnerable section of the population. The paramount importance of nutrition of a woman during lactation for her own health and that of her offspring is widely recognised. Satisfactory performance of lactation is influenced by the nutritional status of the mother and by the intake of adequate diet. The findings of various workers have indicated that most of the lactating women in India subsist on diets which are inadequate in the supply of calories.