The 2005 Infant Feeding Survey is the seventh national survey of infant feeding practices adopted by mothers from the birth of their baby up to around nine months. The survey also collects information on the smoking and drinking behaviour of mothers before, during and after pregnancy.
These early results are based on the first of three questionnaires completed by a sample of mothers from across the UK. Two key topics are covered in the early results report; the initial incidence of breastfeeding and smoking during pregnancy. The final stage of the survey is underway and a full report will be published in spring 2007.