Food insecurity and dietary diversity among lactating mothers in the urban municipality in the mountains of Nepal.

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Adequate nutrition is essential during the lactation period for better maternal and child health outcomes. Although food insecurity and dietary monotony (defined as less diverse diet), two important determinants of undernutrition, are endemic in the rural mountains of Nepal, insufficiently examined and assessed for risk factors in mothers during lactation, a life stage of high nutritional demand. This study aimed to assess the status and factors associated with food insecurity and dietary diversity among lactating mothers residing in the mountains of Nepal.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0227873


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