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Rosann Edwards

Assistant Professor

RN, IBCLC, MScN, PhD

Nursing and Health Sciences

Irving Hall

Saint John

rosann.edwards@unb.ca
1 506 648 5966



Rosann Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, an experienced front line public health nurse, and lactation consultant. She is also a third-degree karate black belt, and mother of boys. Rosann’s research and community work focuses on breastfeeding, the transition to motherhood, maternal satisfaction with breast/infant feeding, mothering in the shelter system, and empowering vulnerable populations of women and their children. She is the co-editor of the recent Demeter Press Anthology Breasts across Motherhood: Lived Experiences and Critical Examinations.

Publications

Edwards, R., Cragg, B., Peterson, W., and Dunn, S. (2021). The Breastfeeding Experiences of Older First-time Mothers: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study. Midwifery.

Edwards, R. (2018). An Exploration of Maternal Satisfaction with Breastfeeding as a Clinically Relevant Measure of Breastfeeding Success. Journal of Human Lactation, vol. 34(1), pp.33-36.

Edwards, R., Peterson, W., Noel-Weiss, J., and Fortier, C. (2017). Factors influencing the breastfeeding practices of young mothers living in a maternity shelter: A qualitative study. Journal of Human Lactation, vol. 33(2), pp. 359-367. ** 2017 World Breastfeeding Week top ten article of the year**

Drew, P. and Edwards, R. (Eds.) (2020) Breasts Across Motherhood: Lived Experiences and Critical Examinations, Bradford, Demeter Press.

Drew, P. and Edwards, R. (2020). Introduction: Breasts Across Motherhood. In P. Drew and R. Edwards (Eds.), Breasts Across Motherhood: Lived Experiences and Critical Examinations, Bradford, Demeter Press.

Edwards, R. (2020). Breastfeeding as a Site of Quiet Rebellion and Finding Their Own Path to Motherhood for First-Time Mothers Over 35. In P. Drew and R. Edwards (Eds.), Breasts Across Motherhood: Lived Experiences and Critical Examinations, Bradford, Demeter Press.

Edwards, R. and Drew P. (2020). Future Breasts, Future Selves. In P. Drew and R. Edwards (Eds.), Breasts Across Motherhood: Lived Experiences and Critical Examinations, Bradford, Demeter Press.

Research focus

Breastfeeding, transition to motherhood, maternal satisfaction with breast/infant feeding, mothering in the shelter system/institutions, and empowering vulnerable populations of women and their children.