Excellence in evidence-based care for breastfeeding, unsettled babies, and perinatal mood - because beginnings matter
Yes, it is possible to end the problem of conflicting advice given to new parents!
Our charitable organisation Possums for Mothers and Babies (ACN 162 221 892) aims 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. The Possums programs offer the latest evidence-based approaches to breastfeeding, cry-fuss problems, sleep and maternal mood, and are developed out of fifteen years of research. We flip some of the popular advice parents receive upside down – our programs are a genuine paradigm shift. They 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 strategies known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to give you and your baby the very best possible beginning. We offer:
- Online self-help programs about sleep and gestalt breastfeeding
- PIPPS - for connecting parents who are interested in the Possums programs
- Certification days for health professionals, either face-to-face or online
- Masterclasses for health professionals, face-to-face*
- Neuroprotective Developmental Care Accreditation Pathway for health professionals*
Our vision requires a platform to further our education and research, soon to be opened at the flagship Possums Education and Research Centre in Greenslopes, Brisbane.
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.*