We bring you an approach to the enjoyment of breastfeeding your baby – or older child – which is evidence-based and stripped bare of unnecessary medications, surgery, aids and exercises. That’s why we call it breastfeeding stripped bare. This revolutionary approach is already changing the practice of lactation support internationally through peer-reviewed publications and education of health professionals. Because breastfeeding support remains a research frontier, problems such as nipple pain, or blocked ducts and mastitis, or baby fussing at the breast have tended to be overmedicalised, resulting in unnecessary interventions which might even make problems worse.

Once you understand how baby sucks, and how to experiment with the fit between your baby’s unique anatomy and your own unique body using the evidence-based gestalt method, you will be empowered to heal from nipple pain or help baby settle at the breast. In breastfeeding stripped bare, you will also find strategies to prevent blocked ducts and mastitis, or to stop these progressing, as well as information about how the whole range of challenges which can arise as you breastfeed your baby. 

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The information and recommendations contained within these programs are not a substitute for care by your local health professionals. If you have concern about your own or your child’s health or wellbeing, please consult with your family doctor. You can also consult with health professionals and lactation consultants (IBCLCs) accredited in NDC (or ‘the Possums programs’) at Possums Clinic Online or by searching for an NDC practitioner near you. 

** ‘Breastfeeding stripped bare’ is the title of Dr Pamela Douglas’s unpublished book. Information remains under development within Milk & Moon.

Growing joy in early life

  • Getting ready to breastfeed
    • Hand expression of breast milk
    • Soften an engorged areola
    • What to look out for if you have pain or baby fusses at breast
    • Why you don’t need to burp or hold baby upright after feeds
  • What are frequent flexible breastfeeds?
    • You can’t overfeed a breastfed baby
  • The way baby fits into your body really matters
    • Fitting you and baby together – no pain, no baby fuss with the gestalt method (2018)
    • The gestalt method ebook 2022
    • The gestalt method 2016 – mini’s
  • Side-lying breastfeeds and other positions 
    • Side-lying breastfeeding (gestalt method)
    • What about the koala or ‘baby-led’ position?
  • Bottle feeds (expressed breast milk or formula)
    • Dealing with good mother/bad mother judgements
    • Paced bottle feeds
    • Frequent flexible bottle feeds
    • My baby won’t take a bottle
  • Baby fascia: tongue and upper lip-ties
    • Tongue and lip ties and frenotomy: discussions with mothers (2018)
  • Breast inflammation
    • Blocked ducts and mastitis
  • Worried that you don’t have enough milk?
    • How to keep baby safe but minimise formula use in the first week of life
  • About pumping
    • A discussion about the benefits and downsides to pumping  
    • Breastfeeding and returning to work
  • When there are breastfeeding challenges 
    • Women share stories of breastfeeding challenges and what helped
    • Identifying fit and hold challenges
    • Women discuss what they wish had been different when they faced breastfeeding problems 
  • Return to paid work
    • My baby won’t take a bottle
    • Breastfeeding and returning to work
  • Podcasts
    • What’s normal for breastfed babies in the first days of life?
    • The baby who fusses at the breast
    • Getting breastfeeding to work in the pandemic
    • Pumping breast milk for your baby 
    • Tongue and lip ties: new science challenges the status quo
    • Surgical correction of tongue-tie 
  • Articles
    • For parents
    • Research publications

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