LactaMap: An online lactation care support system
Melinda Boss is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia (UWA) where she is chief investigator and founder of the LactaResearch group. Melinda joined UWA in 2010 to follow her passion for improving the breastfeeding experience for mothers and infants. She initially worked with the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group and then moved to the Pharmacy Division, School of Allied Health, in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Melinda’s research is aimed at supporting effective lactation through the translation of research to practice.
Melinda’s recent research achievements include LactaPedia and LactaMap. LactaPedia (www.LactaPedia.com) launched in August 2018 and is an internationally collaborative glossary of lactation terminology for science and medicine. LactaMap (www.LactaMap.com) is an online lactation care support system designed to provide evidence-based information to support doctors caring for women and infants experiencing difficulty with lactation. LactaMap launched in March 2019.
More about Melinda’s research can be found in her research impact story available here: https://researchimpact.uwa.edu.au/research-impact-stories/whats-a-breastfeed/