Speech Pathology in Melbourne

Kathleen Perrone - Paediatric & women's health dietitian / Lactation Consultant


Kathleen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with many years experience working with children and families. Kathleen currently works both publicly in community health and privately.

She has completed the Royal Children's Hospital's 'Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics' as well as being trained in the ‘Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding’ (a therapy for very fussy eaters/problem feeders). She has also completed training in Ellyn Satter's Feeding Dynamics Model.

Kathleen loves working with children and their families to assist them in meeting their nutritional needs and support them in developing positive relationships with food and their bodies. The goal is happy, harmonious mealtimes!

Kathleen is passionate about supporting and normalising breastfeeding. She is qualified as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a member of the Lactation Consultants Association of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and is a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

As a mother of two young boys, Kathleen appreciates first hand the challenges of feeding young children and the need for easy to implement, practical recommendations.

Please call Kathleen directly to make an appointment. Information about her services for women and children can be found here:http://www.healthystartnutrition.com.au.