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Fussy Infant Research Publications

Douglas P, Miller Y, Bucetti A, Hill PS, Creedy D. Preliminary evaluation of a primary care intervention for cry-fuss behaviours in the first three to four months of life ("The Possums Approach"): effects on cry-fuss behaviours and maternal mood. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2013; 18:332-338.


Douglas PS, Hill PS. A neurobiological model for cry-fuss problems in the first three to four months of life. Med Hypotheses. 2013;81:816-822.


Douglas P, Mares R, Hill P. Interdisciplinary perspectives on the management of the unsettled baby: key strategies for improved outcomes. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2012;18:332-338.

Douglas PS, Hill PS. The crying baby: what approach? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011;23:523-529.

Douglas P, Hill P. Managing infants who cry excessively in the first few months of life. BMJ. 2011;343:d7772.

Douglas PS, Hill PS, Brodribb W. The unsettled baby: how complexity science helps. Arch Dis Child. 2011;96:793-797.

Douglas P, Hiscock H. The unsettled baby: crying out for an integrated, multidisciplinary, primary care intervention. Med J Aust. 2010;193:533-536.

Douglas PS. Excessive crying and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in infants: misalignment of biology and culture. Med Hypotheses. 2005;64:887-898.

Fussy Infant Essays

Douglas P. The rise and fall of infant reflux. In: Finkel E, editor. The Best Australian Science Writing 2012. Sydney: New South 2011. p. 62-78. Originally published in Griffith Review. 2011;32:241-254.

Fussy Infant Education for Health Professionals

Douglas PS. Hey baby! Are you upset because you're overstimulated? The Medical Republic. 28 June 2021.

Douglas PS. Hey baby! It's lockdown. The Medical Republic. 23 July 2021.

Douglas PS. Part 1 - Babies crying out for help. The Medical Republic. 4 February 2019: 26-28.

Douglas PS. Part 2 - Making sense of baby's crying and fussing. The Medical Republic. 16 February 2019: 26-28.

Douglas PS. Part 3 - Crying babies: feeding, sleeping, and sensory needs. The Medical Republic. 4 March 2019:26-28.

Douglas P, Shirley B. How to Treat: The Crying Baby. Australian Doctor. 2013; 24 May 31-38. (Please ignore the questions and answers at the end of this article, as they were not written by the authors and unfortunately the answers have inaccuracies!)

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