Breastfeeding For New Moms

Jennifer went to Seneca College School of Nursing where she obtained her nursing diploma. She became a Registered Nurse shortly after graduation. Later in her career she obtained her BHSc(N) and went on to become an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C.) A year ago, Jennifer made the decision to retire and concentrate on her writing. This year, her first book has been published, The No-B.S. Guide to Breastfeeding: Advice for the New Mom from an Experienced Lactation Consultant. It is available on This is her first published book. 

About Jennifer Harris

I have recently retired from nursing after 35 years. I want to share the wisdom I have gained from those years in my writing. I self published my first book just this past March. The No-B.S. Guide to Breasteeding -Advice for the new Mom from an Experienced Lactation Consultant.


This book covers both normal expectations of the breastfeeding experience and practical considerations. Throughout the book, topics such as leaking, latching and weaning are discussed, with multiple solutions provided to suit any mom’s lifestyle. Additionally, specific common concerns, such as prematurity, medications, the compromised infant, and diabetes in pregnancy, are addressed and explained. 

Chapter 1

Why breastfeed your infant

Chapter 2

How convenient is breastfeeding

Chapter 3

The risks of using formula

Chapter 4

Why breastfeeding is healthier than formula

Chapter 5

How can I get off to a good start 

Chapter 6

Positioning your baby at the breast 

Chapter 7

What are the signs of a good feed

Chapter 8

Pumping and storage of expressed milk 

Chapter 9

Nursing the premature infant

Chapter 10

The ill or special needs child

Interested in reading the rest of the chapters? Purchase on Amazon through the link below.

Absolute must buy book for new parents. This book is excellent – easy to read – evidence based – written by an empathetic knowledgeable expert. Love the pictures.

Carolyn M, Amazon Review

For anyone who has lost a child in any way.
I cried during this whole book. It tugs at the heartstrings and I feel it will help many parents and families out there. It is so beautifully written and is so meaningful to any parents who has ever lost a child. This book is so great and will stay with me for a long time.

Ash S, Amazon Review

Whisper Their Names: The journey to peace after losing your child

One of life’s most traumatic moments is losing your child. This may be from
an event such as miscarriage, stillborn or early childhood death from illness, accident, or hostile intent. But loss is not always death; you can lose your child in a divorce or through drug addiction or estrangement. Losing a child who is now an adult is no less devastating. The sad fact is that this pain is an often unspoken burden that you will carry forever. Over time, people expect you to move on, but you live daily with your grief. This book offers a chance for parents to tell their stories of loss in a non-judgmental forum. It discusses frankly the feelings of guilt and anger, but also ponders philosophical aspects of life’s meaning and gives hope. The hope is that the parent can live a meaningful life in spite of their grief. The author shares her own personal and professional stories of loss, acquired over thirty years of maternal nursing. Here is a place to find comfort when you are alone with your grief.

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