Lalitha D'Souza

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OBJECTIVE to examine the circumstances, experiences and needs of a local sample of low-income, childbearing women of Bangladeshi origin in the UK. DESIGN qualitative interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire to obtain the interviewees' own accounts of the period around the birth of a baby. SETTING a deprived area in the City of Leeds in the North(More)
OBJECTIVE to examine the effects of training, education and practice change interventions with health professionals and lay breast feeding educator/counsellors on duration of breast feeding. REVIEW METHODS this was part of a series of reviews of interventions that affect duration of breast feeding. Full details of methods used, including search strategy,(More)
Women in low- and middle-income countries are known to make changes to their diets during pregnancy. We set out to explore the subject of traditional pregnancy diets with a view to finding out if migrant women follow these practices, and if such information might help explain differences in birth outcomes between migrant women and destination-country-born(More)
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