Parents of new babies are often overwhelmed by conflicting advice. The ‘You and your new baby’ class will empower you to raise your baby with a flexible, responsive parenting style, giving you confidence in your parenting skills and increasing your chances of getting breastfeeding off to a good start. The education provided in this class is framed in the evidence-based Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) approach to infant care, originally developed by Dr. Pamela Douglas (GP, IBCLC, researcher and founder of the Possums Clinic in Brisbane). At Clare Medical Centre, the classes are delivered by NDC-accredited GP lactation consultant Dr. Melanie Considine.

Classes are aimed at expectant parents-to-be (both mums and dads) any time during pregnancy, as well as parents of babies under the age of 6 months.

Class duration is 2 hours and is held at the Clare Medical Centre conference room. Refreshments are provided (including tea, coffee, water and snacks), as well as written resources on completion of the class.

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Parenting values clarification
  • Infant sleep
  • Infant settling – “The Two Tools”
  • Feeding – breast and bottle
  • Parental mental health and wellbeing


The Shared medical appointment structure means that you can receive a Medicare rebate. There is $50 booking fee payable beforehand. On the day of the session, the fee will be $86.95 and you will be refunded the Medicare rebate of $76.95 (subject to change based on Medicare indexation).

Cancellation policy

Cancellations over 48 hours prior to class time will receive a full refund of the booking fee. The booking fee is not refundable for cancellations within 48 hours.

How to book

Please call Clare Medical Centre on 8841 3777 or email cmc@claremedical.com.au to find out dates of upcoming classes and to secure your place.