Possums for Mothers and Babies | Breastfeeding, sleep, crying babies, maternal mood: excellence in evidence-based care. Because beginnings matter

Breastfeeding, sleep, crying babies, maternal mood: excellence in evidence-based care. Because beginnings matter.

We offer the latest evidence-based approaches to breastfeeding, cry-fuss problems, sleep and maternal mood, developed out of fifteen years of research. We integrate the new breastfeeding science, including ultrasound studies on the biomechanics of infant suck, sleep science, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, gut science, attachment psychology and a new set of powerful psychological strategies known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to give you and your baby the very best possible beginning. Our charitable organisation is committed to growing joy in early life!

We aim to give every family expecting or caring for a baby the chance to learn about community-based Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC), also known as the Possums programs. We offer:

Once health professionals become NDC accredited practitioners, their location will be made available on our website for parents to find.

Angela’s experiences with the Possums (or NDC) approach
Dr Krystyna’s experiences with the Possums (or NDC) approach

Latest News

Masterclasses
Join our next Masterclasses for health professionals on 21-22 June 2019 at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Dr Pam and Renee will present, with videos of talks by Dr Nikki Mills (ENT surgeon, anatomist) on the lingual frenulum and floor of mouth fascia and Dr Sharon Perella (lactation consultant, researcher) on breastmilk production and fat content.  

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The Possums Clinic
The Possums Clinic now operates out of the Possums Education and Research Centre, Greenslopes 31772000. Dr Pamela Douglas sees patients online or at Greenslopes; NDC accredited practitioner Renee Keogh offers consultations in-clinic, online, or in home visits.

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PIPPS
We have now launched PIPPS Parents, which gives parents access to the support of other parents and a wealth of Possums’ resources.

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