Possums Education | Breastfeeding, Unsettled Babies, Perinatal Mental Health

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

Our charitable organisation Possums for Mothers and Babies (ACN 162 221 892) offers health professionals an opportunity to upskill in community-based Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC), also known as the Possums programs.

NDC offers the latest evidence-based approaches to breastfeeding, cry-fuss problems, sleep and maternal mood, developed out of 15 years of research.

Our programs are a genuine paradigm shift - we flip some of the popular advice parents receive upside down. We integrate the very latest lactation science, including ultrasound studies on the biomechanics of infant suck, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, gut science, sleep science, attachment psychology and a new set of powerful psychological strategies known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We offer health professionals:

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

If interested, NDC accredited practitioners may then apply for a license to become a Possums Clinic.*

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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