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Dr Melanie Mapleson

Dr Melanie Mapleson


General Practitioner


Dr Mel Mapleson is a perinatal specialist GP (FRACGP), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and accredited NDC "Possums" practitioner.

Her niche work is **dedicated to the perinatal wellbeing of parents and babies, namely GP Shared Care in pregnancy and breastfeeding/lactation support after birth.**

Dr 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, Dr Mel sings competitive a cappella barbershop and runs after her toddler. She speaks fluent Italian.

Mel is delighted to be back at KFMP from January 2024 after taking leave to receive treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma.

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

Special interests: 

• Preconception/pregnancy planning

• GP Antenatal Shared Care in pregnancy

• Before birth breastfeeding assessment and preparation

• Breastfeeding, lactation and baby care support after birth

• 1-4 week newborn wellness checks

• NO sleep training

Please note, no doctors at KFMP or WFMP prescribe drugs of addiction to new patients. 

At this practice on:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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