Possums Consultations

Possums Consults

At The Butterfly Clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services to support new mothers and their infants. Breastfeeding is beautiful, but it can sometimes be painful and tricky. We provide personalised assessment and evidence-based advice to help with your breastfeeding journey.

Alexandra Hepson

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is highly beneficial for both the mother and baby, providing essential nutrition, immune support, bonding, and long-term health advantages. However, we recognise that breastfeeding can be a challenging experience for many mothers.

A long appointment is required for initial assessment and management of breastfeeding concerns. Please book a “Possums consultation” online or phone reception to arrange. You and your baby are both required to attend the appointment unless you are choosing to come while you are still pregnant

Dr Alex Hepson is a Possums (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) accredited practitioner and provides breastfeeding support services including:

  • Individualised, practical breastfeeding assessment and assistance.
  • Addressal of concerns.
  • Education on proper latch and positioning techniques.
  • Tips to enhance milk supply.
  • Discussion of common breastfeeding difficulties, including cracked or sore nipples, breast engorgement, sleepy babies, hungry babies, mastitis, and tenderness.
  • Emotional support and encouragement.
  • Antenatal consultations to educate and plan your breastfeeding journey.

Baby Sleep Issues & Unsettled Babies

It is not uncommon with new parents to struggle with baby sleep. Even with second time parents, as every baby is different there can be new challenges with an unsettled baby or baby sleep.

Evidence-based Possums approach can help you reset your little one's sleep patterns so that sleep is easier and nights more manageable. Possums is about finding a flexible approach to what works for your family and is not about having having a rigid set of rules. It is a cued care approach to infant sleep, responding to infant cues in a flexible manner, dialing down the infant's sympathetic nervous system.

Please note Possums approach is not about sleep-training and we do not provide sleep training at The Butterfly Clinic.

For compassionate possums consultations from experienced healthcare professionals, visit The Butterfly Clinic.


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