'My passionate wish is for all newborns to experience a healthy relaxed start to life and for parents to enjoy their creation to the fullest.'

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Philippa Murphy - postnatal educator, author and mum

Philippa is first-and-foremost a mother, the founder and director of BabyCues and a leading Postnatal Educator in her home country of New Zealand and Internationally. With a background in Child Development and Psychology her postnatal career spans twenty-three years. She is currently a member and volunteer for the Public Health Association New Zealand, and a member of the Infant Mental Health Association of New Zealand, presenting a paper at their conference in 2015. With a focus on attachment parenting, Philippa is a Attachment Parenting Professional Associate of Attachment Parenting International (API). 

Previously employed by royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, including Kate Winslet, Philippa specialises in teaching parents her proven, original findings and techniques to enable digestive harmony for newborns. During her early career Philippa gleaned some remarkable knowledge from the babies she cared for, working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week for up to a period of three months with over thirty-five sets of newborn twins, a handful of triplets and numerous singletons for a period of seven years. Her intuitive and logic based expertise were birthed from this eye-opening time, and her year of researching our early biology. Marrying her original findings on a baby’s cues and our early digestive function as human beings, Philippa now offers ground breaking solutions in early childhood health and education in her one-on-one family consultations, or via her workshops teaching parenting groups and organisations. Having worked as an early childhood teacher, and manager of a crèche in the United Kingdom, Philippa also offers early childhood teachers professional development courses. These have a focus on empowering and inspire caring relationships. 

As an author, Philippa has published many articles in her specialty field including a paper with Lincoln University on her research about the ‘Colic and reflux situation in New Zealand 2012’ published by the Academic Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. In 2016 she began writing for The Natural Parent Magazine on a regular basis and in 2017 was invited to do the same for Kiwi Families. Philippa has also had articles published in New Idea Magazine, OHBaby, Family Health Diary, Family Times, Space, Good, Early Buds, Multiple Birth Association, Little Treasures and more. 

With her free time Philippa enjoys immersing herself in family, painting, writing poetry, gardening, meditating and exploring in nature. She also loves to day dream and work toward the day when the behaviours she heals are a distant memory for newborns and parents.

Positions held

  • Founder/Director of BabyCues
  • Founder of the piloting non-profit organisation The Pudding Club
  • Former NZ National Board Executive for Pregnancy Help
  • Former Parent Centre Committee Member Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Former Canterbury Homebirth Committee Member Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Former Member of Public Health Association New Zealand (PHA)

Member of

  • Infant Mental Health Association Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ)
  • Attachment Parenting International Professional Associate (API)
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Brainwave Trust Aotearoa Symposium - Professionals working with vulnerable children - September 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - Prevent the plunge: Why the first two weeks are crucial for breastfeeding - June 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - Breastfeeding/Nursing Aversion and Agitation (BAA) in breastfeeding mothers - June 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - How B.E.S.T (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) relates to breast - June 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - When tears flow but milk doesn't: Support through breastfeeding grief - June 2017
​Gold Lactation Conference - Infant feeding behaviours as a measure of neurodevelopment - May 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - The Maternal-Child Microbiome or: The Oro-boobular Axis - May 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - From NICU to the home: mother's experience - May 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - Raynauds: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment - April 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - Breastfeeding: Baby's first milestone - April 2017
Gold Lactation Conference - Breastfeeding as a public health issue - April 2017
Deakin University - Infant Nutrition from Breastfeeding to First Solids - March 2017
Gold Learning - Milk and gut microbes - February 2017
Gold Learning - First Touch, First Food, First Hour - February 2017
Gold Learning - Looking Closely at The Baby - February 2017
Gold Learning - Advanced Breastfeeding Case Reports - February 2017
The Open University United Kingdom - The Science of Nutrition - July 2016


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