A Fresh Look at Skin to Skin, Netherlands

19 Nov 2015. InZwang - Bevallen presentation. More details (pdf)

Lain Back Breastfeeding Masterclass, Netherlands

20 Nov 2015.  More details (pdf).

Dear Friends of Biological Nurturing

Many of you requested repeated access to our first webinar series. The Foundations of Biological Nurturing.  We appreciate your comments. In this series, Advanced Biological Nurtuirng: Womb to World, for your convenience, if you miss the live sessions, you can view the live presentation from a secure website for as many times as you want for 2 weeks afterwards. More details


New Article

See Suzanne's article from USLCA "What Happens to Breastfeeding when mothers lie back". See article

Suzanne's New book

An introduction to Biological Nurturing - New Angles on Breastfeeding. More details



Biological Nurturing workshop training for health professionals is a new service offered by The Nurturing Project. More details.



Suzanne has produced a DVD that explains the mechanisms of biological nurturing and introduces baby reflex cues and some mother-led strategies. More details

Articles for download

The following articles are available for download,for a complete list of Suzanne's publications refer to this page.

Articles on biological nurturing that are available for downloading

Title & synopsis

Citation / Link


See Suzanne's article from USLCA...

"What Happens to Breastfeeding when mothers lie back"


pdf (0.7Mb)

Biological Nurturing®:
The Laid-back Breastfeeding Revolution

Midwifery Today. Spring 2012

Link pdf (0.97Mb);

A non-prescriptive recipe for breastfeeding.

Suzanne presents a new approach to breastfeeding based on semi-reclined positions that benefit mother and baby.

Colson (2007) non prescriptive recipe for breastfeeding (1)

pdf (1.91Mb)

Bringing nature to the fore.

Suzanne argues that it is time to
draw up breastfeeding competencies in
order to promote the ‘nature’ perspective
within early breastfeeding support

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



Optimal Positions triggering primitive neonatal reflexes stimulating breastfeeding Early Human Development.

Colson SD, Meek J, Hawdon JM (2008), Journal of Human Lactation, Volume 84, Issue 7, Pages 441 - 449


Maternal breastfeeding positions: Have we got it right? (1)

Suzanne Colson reviews the theory supporting routine teaching of breastfeeding positioning and attachment skills, and considers unexpected research results that challenge current practices

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



Maternal breastfeeding positions: Have we got it right? (2)

Suzanne Colson asks whether it is time to try new approaches such as biological nurturing in order to increase breastfeeding continuance rates in the UK

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



Breastfeeding ~ Instinct or Instruction

Article by Ayala Ochert


Ayala Ochert, Breastfeeding Matters, La Leche League, November/December 2008, pages 18-20