General Practitioner Lactation


Dr Amy Powles is a General Practitioner with a special interest in lactation medicine, and part of the amazing lactation team at Western Obstetrics.

Amy completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2009. After graduating she worked at various hospitals in WA, including 18 months working in Paediatrics at both Joondalup Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. At this time Amy discovered a love of working in child health and went on to complete her Diploma of Child Health. Subsequently Amy obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners while working in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Amy has a special interest in infant and child health and enjoys providing holistic health care for children and families. Amy is passionate about supporting breastfeeding within the community and in helping mothers and babies with breastfeeding difficulties. Amy is working towards her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualification.

Outside of work Amy enjoys spending time with her family and being a mum to two young daughters. When she gets the rare moment to herself she loves to exercise or read.