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Dr Melanie Mapleson


General Practitioner


Dr Mel Mapleson is a perinatal specialist GP, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and accredited NDC "Possums" practitioner. Her niche work is dedicated to the perinatal wellbeing of parents and babies, especially GP Shared Care in pregnancy and breastfeeding/lactation support after birth. Mel is the only Australian prospective fellow in the world-first LILAC Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine Fellowship program through the University of Rochester, New York. When not at work, Mel sings competitive a cappella barbershop and runs after her toddler. She speaks fluent Italian.

For loads more information on Dr Mel’s clinic, please visit my website

Special interests:

• Preconception/pregnancy planning
• GP Antenatal Shared Care in pregnancy
• Prenatal breastfeeding assessment and preparation
• Breastfeeding, lactation and baby care support after birth
• 1-4 week newborn wellness checks
• 6 week mum & baby check and vaccinations
• NO sleep training

Please note; no doctors at KFMP will prescribe drugs of addiction to new patients

At the practice on:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Taking Care of the Kids

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