The publications below are organised by journal

Clinical Recommendations 

D. Leyronnas et le CS de la COFAM (2022) ‘Perte de poids et impact du don de compléments chez les nouveau-nés allaités’. Cahiers de la puéricultrice. No 356. Avril 2022

Maria B., Colson S., Gremmo-Feger G., Pauchet-Traversat A.F. (2002) Systematic Review, Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration in the first 6 months of life (in French) Recommendations for clinical practice ANAES, Paris, France

Journal of Clinical Lactation

Colson, S. (2010) What happens to breastfeeding when mother lie back? Clinical Lactation. Vol 1 Fall 2010 pp 11-14.

Colson S. Does the mother’s posture have a protective role to play during skin-to-skin contact? (2014) Clinical Lactation. 5(2):41-50.

Early Human Development 

Colson SD. Meek J. & Hawdon JM. (2008) Optimal Positions triggering primitive neonatal reflexes stimulating breastfeeding Early Hum Dev. 84(7):441 – 449. on line atdoi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2007.12.003

Les Dossiers de l’Obstétrique

Colson, J. (2021) La fiche d’informations BN : “Le Kit Mains libres”                                                                                   

Colson S. (2004) Du foetus au nouveau-né une perspective métabolique. Les Dossiers de l’Obstétrique No 333 25-29

MIDIRS Midwifery Digest

Colson S., (2004) Biological Nurturing:  Helping breastfeeding to happen in the early days:  Making breastfeeding a reality: Conference Supplement  30 March 2004 MIDIRS Midwifery Digest

Postnatal Weight Loss in Term Infants:  What is “Normal” and do Growth Charts Allow for it?’, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 14(3) (2004), pp. 394-395.  ISSN: 0961-5555.

The Nature of Evidence: treating tender nipples in breastfeeding  Allen J. and Allen A. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest March 2004 14(1):93-4

Colson S., DeRooy L., Hawdon J. (2003) Biological nurturing increases duration of breastfeeding for a vulnerable cohort MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 13:1 92-97

Midwifery Matters 

S. Colson (2022) “Biological Nurturing: reclaiming our breastfeeding instincts”. Midwifery Matters. Issue 172 Spring

Colson, S. (2022) ‘Postnatal Scare or Laissez-faire’. September 2022. Issue 174 Autumn

Colson, J. (2022) ‘Reading the right way up; a parallel between reading and breastfeeding positions’. September 2022. Issue 174 Autumn

Colson S., (1997) A baby feeding advisor: Who needs one? Midwifery Matters No72, Spring

Midwifery Practice

McNabb M. & Colson S. (2000) From pregnancy to lactation: changing  relations between mother and baby/a biological perspective, in Alexander J., Roth C. and Levy V., (eds) Midwifery Practice Core Topics. 3: 51-65.

Midwifery Today 

Colson S. (2012) Biological nurturing: The laid-back breastfeeding revolution. Midwifery Today Int Midwife. (101):9-11, 66.

Colson S. (2002) Womb to world: a metabolic perspective MidwiferyToday. 46 (1): 12-17.

Colson.S. (1998) Breastfeeding Nemesis Breastfeeding Nemesis. Midwifery Today, issue 48

Nursing Times 

Colson S. and Giffiths H., (1996) Breastfeeding: rediscovery of the lost art Nursing Times Vol 92 No11 March 20

The Practising Midwife

Colson S (2008) The Nature – Nurture Debate and breastfeeding competencies
Bringing Nature to the Fore The Practising Midwife 8(11) 14-19

Colson S. (2007a) Biological Nurturing, a non-prescriptive recipe for breastfeeding (1) The Practising Midwife. 10 (9): 42-8.

Colson S. (2007b) Biological Nurturing: The physiology of lactation revisited  (2) The Practising Midwife. 10 (10): 14-19.

Colson S., (2005) Maternal breastfeeding positions: Have we got it right? (1) The Practising Midwife 8:10;24-27

Colson S., (2005) Maternal breastfeeding positions: Have we go it right? (2) The Practising Midwife 8:11; 29-32

Colson S., (2003) ‘White Blood:  Dose Benefits of Human Milk’, The Practising Midwife, 6(10) (2003), pp. 11-13.  ISSN: 1461-3123.

Colson S., (2003) Kicking out the Oboes’, The Practising Midwife, 6(9) (2003), p. 40.  1461-3123.

Royal Society of Medicine Forum Midwives 

Colson S., (2003) ‘Biological Nurturing, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Cuddles and Public Health’, Journal of The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 123(2), pp. 76-77. 

Colson S. and Parrett P., (2004)  Biological Nurturing a new approach to breastfeeding in Lee B. Breastfeeding State of the art Conference proceedings form Royal Society of Medicine Forum Midwives, Volume 7 No 7 July 2004 pp306-9

Academic Publications

Colson, SD (2006) The Mechanisms of Biological Nurturing Doctoral Thesis in Nursing and Midwifery Studies. available from The British Library

Colson S. (2000) Biological suckling facilitates exclusive breastfeeding from birth a pilot study of twelve vulnerable infants. Dissertation submitted as Course requirement of MSc in Midwifery Studies. London: South Bank University.

Colson S., (1985) Réflexions et propos sur les rencontres du vendredi soir pp30-33 in Association des usagers de la maternité de Pithiviers (ed.) Histoires de Naissance Paris: EPI


Colson, S. (2021) L’allaitement Instinctif – Biological Nurturing, Éditions Ressources Primordiales

Colson, S. (2019) Biological Nurturing – Instinctual Breastfeeding, 2nd Revised and updated edition, Pinter and Martin Ltd, London. US edition available from Praeclarius Press, LLC

Colson, S. (2010) An Introduction to Biological Nurturing, New Angles on Breastfeeding Hale Publishing Amrillo, Texas