Beliefs and practices regarding nutrition during pregnancy and lactation in a rural area in Karnataka, India: a qualitative study -

  title={Beliefs and practices regarding nutrition during pregnancy and lactation in a rural area in Karnataka, India: a qualitative study -},
  author={Nisha Catherin and B Rock and Roger and Chudasama Ankita and Goel Ashish and P Delwin and Deeepthi Shanbhag and B. Ramakrishna Goud},
  journal={International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health},
Background: Poor maternal nutrition adversely affects pregnancy and birth outcomes, particularly vulnerable are the rural women in a rural setting. A lactating mother’s nutritional requirement should meet needs of self and that of an infant. In most rural communities this situation is further complicated by food taboos, consequently either adding to or leading to additional negative balance of nutrients. Aims: To assess the food practices and beliefs during pregnancy and lactation among women… 
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