Breastfeeding, sleep, crying babies, maternal mood: excellence in evidence-based care. Because beginnings matter. | Possums Education Breastfeeding, Unsettled Babies, Perinatal Mental Health

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:

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.*

 

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Join our next Masterclasses for health professionals on 14-15 September 2019 at St Vincents Private Hospital, Toowoomba.  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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