Dr Pamela Douglas has developed Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC, also known to parents as Milk & Moon or ‘the Possums programs’) over the past 20 years.
These programs are now delivered as:
NDC Accreditation (including Masterclasses)
NDC Fellowship (available only to NDC Accredited practitioners)
They are delivered to parents as:
Parents are invited to join Milk & Moon www.milkandmoonbabies.com to access a wealth of NDC resources, a closed online community, and trained parent mentors. Resources are designed to give evolutionary-aligned, evidence-based information on breastfeeding, cry-fuss and baby sleep challenges. All programs integrate strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support parent emotional wellbeing. There are 250 NDC accredited health professionals offering services in Australia and overseas, with over 500 in the NDC pathway.
Dr Pamela Douglas founded the Australian charity Possums & Co. in 2013. Now, 25000 people a week access the charity's free resources. The Australian Commonwealth Department of Health’s Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing program is funding NDC Rural, a project which is bringing NDC education to 300 health professionals and 3000 parents in rural and remote locations 2022-2024. Possums & Co. offers online peer support and programs to parents at Milk & Moon, and health professional education at the NDC Education Hub. Dr Douglas is passionate about the wellbeing of mothers and babies and has strived to provide multiple options to support parents with breastfeeding, cry-fuss and baby sleep challenges.
Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Australian Association for Academic Primary Care
Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Australian Association for Infant Mental Health
Australian Society of Psychological Medicine
Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand