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Suzanne Colson

Dr. Suzanne Colson is a midwife and a nurse. Her thesis introduced a new breastfeeding paradigm called biological nurturing and won the prestigious English Royal College of Nursing Inaugural Akinsanya Award for originality and scholarship in doctoral studies. Suzanne is an Ankinsanya scholar 2007 and a visiting principal research fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is an honorary member and a founding mother/leader of La Leche League France. She is also on the professional advisory board of La Leche League of Great Britain.

Suzanne has more than 40 years' clinical experience supporting breastfeeding mothers in both hospital and community settings. She worked in Pithiviers, France as a lactation consultant with Dr. Michel Odent and as a caseload midwife and a baby feeding advisor in the NHS. Passionate about research, she worked on the Williams, Hawdon and DeRooy team examining the effects of supplementation on metabolic adaptation and breastfeeding and studied a subset of mother-baby pairs for her MSc.

Suzanne is the author of numerous articles, research papers, a book translated into 4 languages and three DVDs. Retired from active midwifery practice, she has been interviewed on BBC radio, appeared on breakfast TV and presented the biological nurturing research in 21 countries across the world. She currently organises 5-day biological nurturing certification workshops and remains available for clinical consultation.

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