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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