Suzanne will be the keynote speaker at the ALCI annual conference September 29th. More details. Earlybird booking rates available from ALCI website.


New Article

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

Webinar dates for you diary

Suzanne will be giving a series of 2 hourly live webinar presentations in collaboration with United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).

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DVD Price Reduced

Thank you for all your continued support over the years to disseminate the Biological Nurturing research. We are pleased to announce that we have recouped our initial production costs on the professional BN DVD. The price is now down to £45! More details

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

All publications


Colson SD, Meek J, Hawdon JM (2008) Optimal Positions triggering primitive neonatal reflexes stimulating breastfeeding Early Human Development
Volume 84 , Issue 7 , Pages 441 - 449

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


Colson SD, Judith H. Meek, Jane M. Hawdon, Optimal positions for the release of primitive neonatal reflexes stimulating breastfeeding,
Early Hum Dev (2008), doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2007.12.003


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

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

Colson S., (2005) Biological Nurturing, a new approach to breastfeeding International Confederation of Midwives Conference July 24-27 2005 Brisbane Australia Book of Conference Proceedings


Colson S., (2004) Du foetus au nouveau-ne une perspective metabolique Les Dossiers de l’Obstetrique No 333 25-29

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, Vp;I,e 7 No 7 July 2004 pp306-9

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., (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.

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


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


Colson S., (2000) Biological suckling facilitates exclusive breastfeeding Unpublished MSc Dissertation South Bank University

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

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

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