Evidence-based support for breastfeeding, sleep, unsettled baby behaviour and parent mood

Unlike other approaches to early life care, Possums uniquely acknowledges the interrelatedness of breastfeeding, sleep, baby’s sensory-motor and social needs, and cry-fuss behaviours – and how each impacts upon parent mood.

We offer genuinely holistic and deeply compassionate care, developed in over 30 international research publications since 2005. Our founder, Dr Pamela Douglas, is an international leader in baby-care. 

Get the support you deserve

Our GPs, lactation consultants, and multi-disciplinary health professionals offer specialised services for mothers and babies.

The Possums Clinic Brisbane

Renowned for its care for mothers and babies, serving families in South-East Queensland since 2011.

The Possums Clinic Online

Our highly skilled team have been providing effective telehealth consults for parents and babies around the world for many years.

The Possums Clinics in Other Locations

We continue to expand to other locations throughout Australia, New Zealand and globally.

What are the Possums programs?

Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC), also known as ‘the Possums programs’, aims to protect the rapidly developing infant brain and gut during the critical first 12 months of life, starting antenatally, and supports parents’ mental health and psychological resilience during this challenging though rewarding time.

By consulting with NDC accredited health professionals,
parents avoid fragmentation of care and conflicting advice.

The Possums Programs, also known as Neuroprotective
Developmental Care (NDC), have been developed and
published over the past 15 years from the latest research in lactation science, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, gut science, sleep science, attachment psychology and a new set of powerful psychological strategies known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

We believe NDC offers the best available protection for your baby’s developing gut, brain, and healthy emotional attachment.

Our 300 highly skilled NDC accredited health professionals
offer online, in person and at home support in a growing
number of locations around the world.

“Breastfeeding, sleep, baby’s sensory-motor and social needs, cry-fuss behaviour and parent mood are all interrelated.

This is a genuine paradigm shift, flipping much of the popular advice parents receive upside down.”

Dr Pamela Douglas
Founder and Medical Director, Possums & Co

Antenatal Classes