Myth

You have to be careful what you eat whilst you’re breastfeeding.

Mums can continue with their usual diet when breastfeeding – there are no special foods to eat or avoid. However, it is best to maintain a healthy diet.

Myth

My baby is protected in the womb.

Poisons from cigarette smoke are passed from mother to baby through the placenta.

Myth

I’ve switched to lighter versions of my cigarettes, which must be safer.

You will still be inhaling the same amount of deadly substances into your body.

Myth

It’s too late in my pregnancy to give up smoking.

Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for you and your baby's health, no matter what stage you are at.