Iron deficiency is uncommon among lactating women in urban Nepal, despite a high risk of inadequate dietary iron intake
The main objective of the present study was to examine the association between dietary Fe intake and dietary predictors of Fe status and Hb concentration among lactating women in Bhaktapur, Nepal. We included 500 randomly selected lactating women in a cross-sectional survey. Dietary information was obtained through three interactive 24h recall interviews including personal recipes. Concentrations of Hb and plasma ferritin and soluble transferrin receptors were measured.