Welcome to Aloha Lamaze & Breastfeeding

Peace on Earth, one gently birthed and breastfed baby at a time. Janis Bell Ryan Bush is a Lamaze certified childbirth and breastfeeding educator. Janis provides classes and services in and around Orange County, California. Mahalo!

Lamaze Childbirth Classes

I have been a certified (Authentic) Lamaze Instructor teaching over 10,000 expectant and new parent couples since 1977. I teach the actual psychoprophylactic method of Ferdinand Lamaze brought to America in the mid 50’s by Marjorie Karmel.

Infant Instinct Breastfeeding

I created a gentle, flawless breastfeeding method based on the baby’s innate ability to crawl to the breast, find the nipple and self-attach to it perfectly called Infant Instinct Breastfeeding .

Aloha Latch Center

I have opened a walk-in latch center since “latch” is the plague of American Breastfeeding. Fix that and mostly every other concern goes away! Do not get a so-called lip or tongue-tie lasered before you see me!

From Janis’ Desk

What you DO NOT Need for Breastfeeding

A quick stroll through the aisles of the baby department in stores today amazes me. Just the other day saw “special” soap to get milk stains out of baby bottles. It is not like it is spaghetti sauce, and when we talk about breast milk, it rinses off and out of everything. Formula will stain the couch, the carpet and the cat… but a special soap?

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Choosing a Childbirth Educator

Choosing your childbirth educator is as important as choosing your baby’s birth place and the midwife or doctor you select to be in attendance when your baby is born. Yet, many couples register for a course without prior knowledge of what to look for in an instructor or class, and that shopping-around can greatly affect the quality of their birth experience for them and baby.

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Janis’ mission is to spread the truth that pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding are normal, natural physiological processes. She supports the expectant and parenting community by offering information to help and empower expectant and new parents with knowledge and confidence.

She envisions a world which does not fear pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding. A world in which the rights of expectant, laboring, birthing, and breastfeeding people are respected. A world where pregnancy, labor, birth and breastfeeding are regarded as sacred, normal events which can offer surmountable challenges and triumphant rewards never before expected or experienced by those involved. A world of birth providers who trust birth and approach it gently. Finally, she envisions labors of healthy women occurring spontaneously to preserve the integrity of the birth process.