About Us

Dr Abby and Dr Carmen share a holistic, family focused approach to medicine.  They have a special interest in Mother/Kaitiaki and Baby medicine which encompasses breastfeeding medicine, sleep, feeding and growth issues as well as general paediatric problems.


Dr Abby Baskett 

Paediatrician and Breastfeeding
​Specialist (FRACP, IBCLC, NDC accredited)

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Dr Carmen Basu

Paediatrician FRACP

Abby is a mother of 3 energetic boys, and works in the Starship Emergency Department as a Consultant Paediatrician. Abby has a special interest in infant feeding and breastfeeding problems, is a qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and is trained to assess and release tongue-ties.

Abby is NDC (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) accredited.

Her aim is to work with families to provide the best possible start in life for their babies.

Outside of medicine Abby is passionate about yoga, and practices Kundalini or Astanga yoga daily.  Abby is also interested in communication and mindfulness and has undertaken training in NVC (non violent communication) and MSC (mindful self compassion).


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Carmen is a  British and NZ trained Consultant Paediatrician who specialises in a wide range of paediatric conditions.  Carmen prefers a holistic approach, and  has 20 years of experience. 

Outside of Medicine, Carmen is raising 2 lively Samoan/Indian/German sons trying to put into practice everything she has ever learnt about babies and children! She treasures time with beautiful people and likes to be creative. she also loves fashion, cats,  classic whodunnit novels, F45 and nourishing the soul at Piha. 

Natalie has been a nurse for 18 years with the last 16 focused on Paediatrics. She found her calling in Emergency nursing and has worked in the Starship Emergency Department  for the majority of her career. 

In that time she has had 4 babies of her own which sparked her passion for supporting new mums and babies with breastfeeding and also the challenges faced throughout the first year. 

Outside nursing Natalie is an avid home baker with a passion for cakes and cupcakes. When not busy running around after the girls Natalie enjoys spending her time socialising, exercising and reading.

Natalie Cowley 

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Amy is a Registered Neonatal Nurse and has worked as a Sleep Practitioner for 8 years incorporating the possums approach into her practice. She is currently completing her NDC (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) Accreditation. Her Speciality is in working with mothers who are feeling exhausted from misinformation and quick fixes. Amy follows up Milk and Honey Paediatricians clients for the complete professional and personable experience. More detail for Amy here

Amy Sherpa
Nurse/Sleep Practitioner


Appointments are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings
Level 3 

Parnell Birthcare

20 Titoki St, Parnell


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