Roberta Hewat, PhD

Associate Professor Emerita

UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 2B5


Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

Hanvey, L. Chalmers, B., Hewat, R., Fjeld, M., Levitt, C. & Sanders, M. (1998). Survey of breastfeeding support groups to assess the current status of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiaive/Baby-Friendly Initiative BFHI/BFI activities in Canada. Publication available from the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.

Hewat, R.J. (1998). Research and breastfeeding. In J. Riordan & K. G. Auerbach (Eds.), Breastfeeding and Human Milk , 2nd Ed. (pp. 747-774). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Pub.

Elliott, M.R., Reilly, S.M., Drummond, J., & Hewat, R.J. (1994). Infant crying and soothing: Development of and results from a program of nursing research. In Proceedings, vol. 1, of the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers WENR Oslo, Norway.

Hewat, R.J. (1993). Research and breastfeeding. In J. Riordan & K. G. Auerbach (Eds.), Breastfeeding and Human Milk. (pp. 573-595). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Pub.

Ellis D.J., Livingstone, V., & Hewat, R.J. (1993). Breastfeeding assessment: A case study approach. Journal of Human Lactation, 8(3), 10-14.

Hewat, R.J. & Elliott, M.R. (1992). Review of The Canadian Medical Association Complete Book of Mother & Baby Care. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 147(10), 1517-1518.

Hewat, R.J. (1992). The experience of living with an incessantly crying infant. Phenomenology and Pedagogy, 10, 160-171.

Hewat, R.J. (1991). Preparing mothers: Prenatal lactation assessment. British Columbia Medical Journal, 34(2), 88-90.

Hewat, R.J. (1987). Chapters: Prenatal preparation for breastfeeding (pp. 22-25); Lactation and breastfeeding (pp. 162-165); Maternal breastfeeding problems (pp. 166-167); Breastfeeding problems in the infant (pp. 168-169); Psychological adjustment to parental role (pp. 172-173); Parent-infant interaction (pp. 174-175); Mastitis (pp. 194-195); Difficult mother-infant interaction (pp. 200-201); Difficult adjustment to parental role (pp. 202-203); Nutritional assessment and infant feeding (pp. 224

Hewat, R.J., & Ellis, D.J. (1987). A comparison of the effectiveness of two methods of nipple care: A pilot study. Birth, 14(1), 41-45.

Hewat, R.J., & Ellis, D.J. (1986). Similarities and differences between women who breastfeed for short and long duration. Midwifery, 2, 37-43.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1986). Breastfeeding: A learned art. Best Wishes, 38(1), 12-14.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1986). Patterns of infant feeding in the first six months of life. Human Nutrition, 4(3), 167-175.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1985). Postpartum sexuality: Mothers’ perceptions of their spousal relationship. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing, 14(2), 140-146.

Hewat, R.J. (1985). More effective education for breastfeeding women. The Canadian Nurse, 81(1), 38-40.

Hewat, R.J., & Ellis, D.J. (1985). Breastfeeding: A personal decision. Expecting: A Pregnancy Guide, 1(2), 49-50.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1984). Do nurses support breastfeeding mothers?. Midwives Chronicle, 97(1153), 45-47.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1984). Do we support breastfeeding mothers?. Breastfeeding Review, (Dec), 27-30.

Hewat, R.J., & Ellis, D.J. (1984). Breastfeeding as a maternal-child team effort: Women’s perceptions. Health Care for Women International, 5, 437-452.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1984). Factors related to breastfeeding duration. Canadian Family Physician, 30, 1479, 1481-1484.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1984). Breastfeeding: Motivation and outcome. Journal of Biosocial Science, 16(1), 81-88.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1983). Do nurses help or hinder mothers who breastfeed?. ? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 8(4), 281-288.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1983). Questions and answers for nurses about care of breastfeeding women. Midwife Health Visitor and Community Nurse, 20(7), 276,278,281.

Ellis, D.J., & Hewat, R.J. (1982). Assisting women with breastfeeding: Implementation and evaluation of a program to augment nursing interventions. In G. Zilm, A. Hilton, & M. Richmond (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Nursing Research Conference (pp. 258-268). Vancouver: University of British Columbia School of Nursing.

Hewat, R. J. (1984). Review of Silent Knife. Canadian Nurse, 80(1), 56.