Specialised F2F and online consultations for mothers and babies
For F2F Possums Clinic consultations in Brisbane phone 07 3188 7915. For online consultations visit www.possumsclinic.com.
Do you have breastfeeding problems? Baby sleep or cry-fuss problems? Do you have concerns that your baby has reflux or colic, lactose, gut pain from wind and gas, or air-swallowing? Are you worried there might be a tongue or upper lip-tie? Or are you facing bottle-feeding difficulties? We are leaders in innovative, evidence-based care of mothers and babies.
See one of our six highly skilled practitioners at The Possums Clinic Brisbane 07 3188 7915 in our co-location at Kindred Midwifery Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124 Wellington Road, East Brisbane. Join us for our very popular no-out-of-pocket-expense Shared Medical Appointments! For home-visits in Brisbane phone 07 3188 7915 and ask for one of our home-visiting NDC lactation consultants Renee Keogh or Bekki Cavallaro. Alternatively, you can book an online appointment at The Possums Clinic Online. You can also find providers who are accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (or the Possums programs) by clicking here.
If you are expecting a baby, we invite you to join Renee online for our two-hour When Baby Comes Home antenatal session, in order to minimise problems and maximise enjoyment when your baby comes into the world.
Who are we?
Dr Pamela Douglas is a GP-Lactation Consultant, Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist and ACT Therapist. She has been in general practice since 1985, also offering services as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1994. Dr Pam provides both F2F consultations at The Possums Clinic, and also consultations at The Possums Clinic Online. Please note: Dr Pam is on sabbatical writing a book until 2021, when she will again be available for consultations commencing Monday 1 February 2021.
Dr Pam has developed Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or ‘the Possums programs’), which offers science-based approaches to the common early life problems of breastfeeding, infant-care, and parental mood. She is Adjunct Associate Professor with the Maternity Newborn and Families Research Centre MHIQ, Griffith University, and a Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland. Dr Pam is also is author of the popular The discontented little baby book: all you need to know about feeds, sleep and crying, which has sold over 10,000 copies.
Ms Renee Keogh is a Registered Nurse (Neonatology) and Lactation Consultant, and a founding NDC (or ‘the Possums programs’) Accredited Practitioner. She has been an educator in the Possums programs since 2015. Renee offers online consultations wherever you are, and also in-clinic consultations at The Possums Clinic.
We have a growing number of NDC accredited practitioners available for online consultations or F2F appointments. Our NDC accredited practitioners include GPs, GP-lactation consultants, midwives and lactation consultants, psychologists,child health nurses, speech therapists, and other allied health professionals. Our NDC accredited practitioners who are GPs are now able to offer online consultations bulk-billed in response to the pandemic.