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

Letter to a Friend Back in Hawaii: Why I No Longer Work for Hospitals

The doctors started complaining that patients were asking to not birth on their backs, etc. My boss would take those evidence-based slides out of my presentation, keeping the doctors happy and the patients misinformed. Finally, when she forbid me to use the phrase ‘infant instincts’, I just had to quit this job!

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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.