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Smoking when breastfeeding

Smoking when breastfeeding

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life can shape their whole life.

The Breastfeeding Network provides information about smoking, smoking cessation and breastfeeding.

The NHS has information on breastfeeding and smoking.

Support to stop smoking is available via:

  • CYC Yorwellbeing - the City of York Health Trainers can support you to live a healthier lifestyle, including free health checks and stop smoking support
  • Bump the habit supports pregnant women to stop smoking

The risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is greatly increased If you or your partner Smokes while you’re pregnant or after your baby is born. The Lullaby Trust has more information about the risk of smoking and how to keep your baby smoke free.