'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, author 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-four 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 how to nurture their newborn and infant within their proven digestive biology, while learning their full array of cues - inclusive of Philippa's discovery of a newborns Six-Wind-Cues. During the early six years of her career, Philippa gleaned some remarkable knowledge from the babies she cared for, working in the families home for 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 a year of researching early human biology - always a passion of hers. On learning more about earlier digestive function, Philippa now marries this and her original findings on a baby’s cues to offer ground breaking solutions in early childhood health and education in her one-on-one family consultations, her self-help parent book BabyCues - Nurture with Nature, which has been supported by doctors, and via her parenting workshops.

Philippa is also the founder of The Pudding Club, a piloting non-profit organisation for parents to learn postnatal care, preparing well for their child.   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 the social and emotional development of toddlers, 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 featured in or had articles published in North & South, 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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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Post Frenotomy Care: Examining Exercises, Therapy, and Support for the Breastfeeding Dyad Post Release - October 2018
Cara J. Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, DABLS : Stevanie Bahnerth, DC 

The Tongue is for Life: Oral Restrictions and their Impact on Breastfeeding and Throughout the Lifetime - October 2018
Dan Hanson, DC, BDS (Dentistry), MBIBH (Buteyko Institute)

Breastfeeding Strategies for Tongue-tied Infants  - October 2018
Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCL

Utilizing Myofunctional Methods and Lactation Therapy Pre & Post Frenectomy for Optimal Suck Rehabilitation - October 2018
Lisa Lahey, RN, IBCLC, COMS

Breastfeeding trauma: how can we recognise and support mothers who wanted to breastfeed but were unable to meet their goals?
Dr. Amy Brown, PhD

Interoception: Beyond the Homunculus....the real Sixth Sense and its primary function as Sensory input to the Autonomic Nervous System
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200

Hold the Phone! Diet Does Matter During Breastfeeding: Implication of Diet on Fatty Acid Composition and Other Nutrients 
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc, CLE, CLD, CCCE

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
 Nicholas D. Embleton, MD, MBBS, FRCPCH, BSc

Gold Learning - First Touch, First Food, First Hour - February 2017
Jane A. Morton, MD; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Gold Learning - Looking Closely at The Baby - February 2017
Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSEd, IBCLC, FILCA

Gold Learning - Advanced Breastfeeding Case Reports - February 2017
Kay Hoover, MEd, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA

The Open University United Kingdom - The Science of Nutrition - July 2016


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