MBBS, FRACGP, IBCLC, MPH, DCH, DCBT, BSc(Nurs), GC Onc/Haem, GCB
NDC (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) Possums Practitioner
Trauma Informed Practitioner
Dr Melody Jackson is a General Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC),
based in Bella Vista, Sydney, and consulting at both Bella Vista and Cranebrook (near Penrith).
She completed her medical degree at University of Notre Dame, Sydney, and a Master of Public Health at University of Sydney, before working at Westmead Public Hospital as a junior doctor. Here, she developed a keen interest in women’s health, mental health, and antenatal and postnatal care of both mothers and babies. She completed the Diploma of Child Health and the Diploma of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (counselling) during these years and enjoys looking after a wide range of general practice presentations.
After a challenging time breastfeeding her first child, Melody became passionate about helping other women through this time of enormous change.
Melody has gained accreditation in Neuroprotective Developmental Care of the Infant under Dr Pamela Douglas from the Possums Clinic in Queensland in 2019. This program is an evidence-based program and clinic designed and run by Dr. Pamela Douglas (GP, IBCLC, researcher and author).
Melody is happy to address any concerns that you have about any aspect of life with a new little family member and is passionate about supporting all members of the family through these early years and beyond.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine ( ABA Professional)
Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)
International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)
Institute for Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE)
World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
RN, RM, IBCLC
Terri is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC),
based in Bella Vista, Sydney, and consulting at both Bella Vista and in client's homes.
Terri started her nursing career at RPA Hospital, Sydney, as a Registered Nurse/Nurse Specialist in the field of neuroscience over 20 years ago. Developing a strong interest in paediatrics and pregnancy, Terri obtained her Midwifery degree through University of Sydney and then went on to work at King George V Hospital.
After moving to Queensland, she continued to work in maternity and received a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Care Nursery, working with premature and unwell babies and their parents. During this time, Terri also became a mother to three gorgeous girls, with whom she had difficulty with breastfeeding and all things baby as a new Mum. This is where her increased interest to obtain her lactation qualification heightened, in order to try and assist other Mums.
After returning to Sydney ten years later, Terri became a foster carer of newborn babies. This, with all of its challenges, was incredibly rewarding.
While working with Mums and Bubs over the last seven years, she obtained her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualification. Terri has extensive experience with childhood vaccinations and child health checks, as well as all components of the Blue Book.
Terri is here to assist Mums meet their goals with feeding in any way she can.