Acceptability of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) among Ghanaian infants and pregnant or lactating women

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dc.contributor.author Adu-Afarwuah, S.
dc.contributor.author Lartey, A.
dc.contributor.author Zeilani, M.
dc.contributor.author Dewey, K.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-09T13:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-09T13:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2010.00286.x
dc.identifier.other Vol.7(4): pp 344-56
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/29903
dc.description.abstract Inadequate micronutrient intake during pregnancy, lactation and infancy is a major problem in many developing countries. Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) can improve micronutrient status, growth and development of infants, and also have potential to improve nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women. The objective of the study was to test the acceptability of LNS designed for infants (LNS-20gM) and pregnant or lactating women (LNS-P&L). Participants were infants (n=22, mean age=8 months) and pregnant or lactating women (n=24) attending routine services at a hospital in Ghana. Infants consumed 45g of a test meal consisting of one part LNS-20gM and three parts fermented maize porridge, while women consumed 50g of a similar test meal containing LNS-P&L instead. Participants also used their respective LNS at home for 14 days. Primary outcome was the proportion of the test meal consumed. On average, infants consumed 76.2% of the test meal [95% (confidence interval) CI: 65.7, 86.7], while women consumed 87.1% (95% CI: 82.6, 91.6). During the 14-day period, median daily consumption of LNS-20gM was 19.3g, very close to the recommended 20gd -1, while that of LNS-P&L was one sachet, as recommended. We conclude that LNS-20gM and LNS-P&L were well accepted. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Maternal and Child Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Acceptability en_US
dc.subject Fermented maize porridge en_US
dc.subject Home fortification en_US
dc.subject Lipid-based nutrient supplements en_US
dc.subject Multiple micronutrient supplement en_US
dc.subject Test feeding en_US
dc.title Acceptability of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) among Ghanaian infants and pregnant or lactating women en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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