Breastfeeding, sleep, crying babies, maternal mood: excellence in evidence-based care. Because beginnings matter.
Our charity offers health professionals the opportunity to upskill in 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.
NDC is a genuine paradigm shift - we flip much of the popular advice parents receive upside down. Our programs 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:
- Introductory workshops online
- Masterclasses, either face-to-face, or online as part of the NDC Accreditation Pathway
- Neuroprotective Developmental Care Accreditation Pathway
- Events for parents and health professionals
Please note, all three of the above steps (Introductory Workshops, Masterclasses and NDC Accreditation Pathway) need to be completed to become an NDC Accredited practitioner.
Once health professionals become NDC accredited practitioners, their location is made available on our website for parents to find. Many are available for online consultations.
NDC accredited practitioners may then apply for a license to become a Possums Clinic.
Sleep. By Possums
Our baby and toddler sleep program works with your child's biology, not against it.
The Possums Clinic
The Possums Clinic Brisbane is now offering inclinic consultations and home visits. For online consultations, click here.
Possums Parent Hub (PIPPS)
Possums Parent Hub (PIPPS) gives you access to the support of other parents in closed groups and a wealth of Possums’ resources.