ANAEMIA AND RISK FACTORS IN LACTATING MOTHERS: A CONCERN IN AFRICA
- Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Uganda.
Anaemia is the most common nutritional deficiency indicator and health status in the world affecting about one third of the global population. Taking iron supplement during pregnancy is associated with reduction in anaemia among lactating mothers. The risk of anaemia in lactating mothers reduces with intake of iron supplement during pregnancy. Based on the study findings the researcher recommends the following. All lactating mothers should be encouraged by health team, starting with Village Health Team (VHTs) up to the facility level for regular haemoglobin checkup. Massive nutritional education should always be carried out on every antenatal and postnatal visit.
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[Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu, Yakubu Sunday Bot, Getrude Uzoma Obeagu, Esther U. Alum and Okechukwu Paul-Chima Ugwu (2023); ANAEMIA AND RISK FACTORS IN LACTATING MOTHERS: A CONCERN IN AFRICA Int. J. of Inov. and App. Res. (2). 15-17] (ISSN 2348-0319). www.journalijiar.com
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