December 30, 2022


Pamela Douglas

Dr Pamela Douglas is an Australian GP, researcher, and breastfeeding medicine physician who first qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1994. She is affiliated with Griffith University (Associate Professor Adjunct) and The University of Queensland. Pam, with various teams, has published over 30 international research publications which develop the evidence-base to the programs known as Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or ‘the Possums programs’) NDC synthesises the research about breastfeeding, infant sleep, cry-fuss problems and parent mood through the lens of evolutionary biology and complexity science, with breastfeeding at the foundations. NDC offers doctors advanced and evidence-based skills in clinical breastfeeding support, which avoids unnecessary medications, surgery, exercises and aids. The programs are available for parents, with online peer support, at Pam’s bestselling The discontented little baby book translates the NDC work into stories and support for parents.