Food taboos during antenatal and postpartum period among the women of rural and urban areas of Tamilnadu

@inproceedings{Prathipa2016FoodTD,
  title={Food taboos during antenatal and postpartum period among the women of rural and urban areas of Tamilnadu},
  author={A. Prathipa and B Anandarajan and A. Mohamed Ismail Sheriff and S. L. Muthukumar and Joshua Selvakumar},
  year={2016}
}
Background: Eating nutritionally balanced foods during pregnancy is very essential. In India, dietary habits of pregnant women are highly influenced by food fads, cultural taboos, customs and religious beliefs. Very minimum data is available on the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum nutritional practices in India. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the existing beliefs and practices regarding food during pregnancy and lactation. Design: Cross-sectional study/ Community based… CONTINUE READING

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