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Nutritional aspects in lactation

Parveen Malhotra*, Naveen Malhotra, Vani Malhotra, Aman Gupta, Pansi Gupta Ajay Chugh, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Parul Chandrika
Received: 03 August 2015 / Received in revised form: 05 February 2016, Accepted: 31 May 2016 Published on…

Parveen Malhotra*, Naveen Malhotra, Vani Malhotra, Aman Gupta, Pansi Gupta Ajay Chugh, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Parul Chandrika

Received: 03 August 2015 / Received in revised form: 05 February 2016, Accepted: 31 May 2016 Published online: 26 June 2017

Abstract

The present study was conducted to determine the consciousness of lactating women (0-6 months) towards betterment of their health. Fifty lactating women participated in this study. The demographic profile indicated predominance of lactating women to be in the age group of 22-32 years, belonging to nuclear family and house owned by her husband. The 24 hour recall showed a better consumption pattern of pulses and milk or milk products in the diet. Physical activity was also adopted by lactating women for the betterment of their health. Consciousness among lactating women for the betterment of their health was assessed through a questionnaire. On analysis, it was concluded that they were little conscious about their health. They were consuming diet rich in fat but low in carbohydrates and proteins.

Keywords: Lactation, demographic profile, nuclear family

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Citation: Parveen Malhotra*, Naveen Malhotra, Vani Malhotra, Aman Gupta, Pansi Gupta Ajay Chugh, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Parul Chandrika (2017) Nutritional aspects in lactation, Journal of Nutrition Research, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 97-99


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