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Dr Melanie Mapleson

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General Practitioner

BAppSc(ExSpSc), MBBS, DipChildHealth, FRACGP

Dr Melanie Mapleson is an NDC accredited Specialist General Practitioner whose work is dedicated to the perinatal care of parents and babies, from preconception to 12 months postpartum. To offer her patients comprehensive support in matters such as baby feeding and the unsettled baby, Mel is formally accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) and is also on the path to IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) certification. Mel is a provider of Antenatal GP Shared Care, and in 2021 accepted a role as General Practitioner Advisor on the St George and Sutherland Hospital Antenatal Shared Care Advisory Committee. Mel values the Circle Of Security Parenting attachment theory. For more information on Mel’s services, please visit www.perinatalprimarycare.com.


Mel grew up between the Sutherland Shire and Italy, and trained across Sydney. Outside of work, Mel proudly represents Australia at an international level in a cappella singing. She speaks fluent Italian, is happily vegetarian and is a very besotted mum.


Special interests:


• Pregnancy planning

• Antenatal GP Shared Care

• Mother/Baby sessions for feeding/sleeping/unsettled behaviour support (long consults)

• Postnatal health for Mum up to 12 months

• Newborn/child health up to 12 months

• Postnatal home visits (breastfeeding support, baby check)

At the practice on:

Mondays and Tuesdays

Taking Care of the Kids

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