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Nutritional Composition of Traditional Supplementary Foods Consumed by Lactating Women


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1 Department of Home Science, Maharani's College, University of Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Udaipur, India
     

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Lactation is a normal physiological process that begins soon after parturition, during which the mother starts nourishing her baby. To fulfil this function, she should have an additional nutrient store to nourish the rapidly growing baby. Therefore it makes considerable nutritional demands on the mothers. The preparation for lactation begins in pregnancy.
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Deepa Kaushik
Department of Home Science, Maharani's College, University of Rajasthan, India
S. Mathew
Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Udaipur, India

Abstract


Lactation is a normal physiological process that begins soon after parturition, during which the mother starts nourishing her baby. To fulfil this function, she should have an additional nutrient store to nourish the rapidly growing baby. Therefore it makes considerable nutritional demands on the mothers. The preparation for lactation begins in pregnancy.