~ GP and IBCLC ~
MBBS, FRACGP, IBCLC, MPH, DCH, DCBT, BSc(Nurs),
GC Onc/Haem, GCB, GC in Traumatic Stress Studies
Adjunct Clinical Lecturer at University of Notre Dame
School of Medicine, Sydney (UNDS SOM)
Head of Department of Community Medicine and Medical Education, Al-Ayen University, Iraq
Board Member of International Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
Committee Member of Breastfeeding Medicine Network Australia and New Zealand (BMNANZ)
Trauma Informed Practitioner
Dr Melody Jackson is a General Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC),
based in Bella Vista, Sydney.
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. She has completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Traumatic Stress studies and also has advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Narrative Therapy (NT) giving her diverse strategies to help support mental health.
After a challenging time breastfeeding her first child, Melody became passionate about helping other women through this time of enormous change.
Melody completed accreditation in Neuroprotective Developmental Care of the Infant under Possums & Co in 2019. Sadly, the Possums charity has been shut down. During her time with Possums, Melody completed extensive training in breastfeeding, feeding support, unsettled infant behaviour and maternal mental health.
In 2022, Melody won the Ausmumpreneur Gold award for Making A Difference: Health and Wellbeing. In her spare time, Melody enjoys reading, music, and above all spending time with her husband and two young children.
Fellow of Royal Australian College of GPs (FRACGP)
BMNANZ (Breastfeeding Medicine Network Australia and NZ)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
Australian Breastfeeding Association (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.
While working with Mums and Bubs over the last seven years, she obtained her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualification.