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The Institute for Parent and Infant Care (IPIC)

The Institute for Parent and Infant Care is located on the lower floor of Stratford Chiropractic & Wellness Centre at 288 Wellington Street in Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L9. There is a spacious consulting room for individuals and families and a separate reception area. Ample parking is located beside the building. New patients are always welcome.

Nurse, Carol L. HamiltonCAROL L. HAMILTON RN, CPIC, BScN, MDiv is our primary consultant and has worked for 30 years with new parents and infants in Toronto and more recently in Stratford, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and worked for several years in the clinical area of Obstetrics and Public Health nursing before opening a private practice in 1989. In addition to providing prenatal education and counselling to young families, she has also travelled across Canada and in the United Kingdom educating health care professionals in the areas of infant feeding, postpartum depression, bereavement, and parenthood challenges.

She has also written two professional publications for the nursing profession and continues to mentor and educate nurses in the nuts and bolts of establishing and operating an independent nursing practice in Canada.

In 2001, she graduated from University of Toronto with a Master of Divinity Degree and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Canada. She has also received certification as a bereavement counselor. Carol brings a wealth of knowledge, expert skill and caring compassion to each family she counsels!

Breastfeeding and Postnatal Support

Why do babies not come with a ‘how-to’ manual?
There is so much to learn as a new parent. Breastfeeding is often the first skill to be acquired and it is not as easy to breastfeed as one might expect. Breastfeeding is instinctive for some moms and infants but many mothers struggle with correct positioning and latching on. Where does one turn when breastfeeding just doesn’t seem to be working? No mother should be judged by the method of feeding she provides to her infant yet many feel guilty if they give up breastfeeding.

Whether you need assistance with breastfeeding; are trying to decide what type of breast pump to purchase; require strategies on how to calm your colicky infant; need help on how to wean your baby as you prepare to return to work or are seeking information about the best time to introduce solid foods, we are here to help!

You may be facing the challenges of birthing a premature infant, experiencing more than just the baby blues, or trying to cope with loss in your life from infertility, miscarriage or loss of an infant. Whatever situation you are in, we offer one-on-one counseling in our clinic or in your home.

Fees and Charges

Fees are charged based on the time involved with each consultation.

  • During the initial consultation, there is no charge for the first 15 minutes. Upon request, consultations can also be arranged outside of clinic hours.
  • In urgent situations, consultations may take place in your home for an additional fee.
  • Breast pumps and supplies are available for rent and purchase during office hours. It is always advisable to call ahead to ensure your needs can be met promptly. Where indicated, it may be necessary to book an appointment to rent or buy items.

Helpful Links

IPIC Postnatal Services

Change Her World Global Initiative

Change Her World on Facebook

Call today at (519) 272-0441 or 1-800-574-2742 to find out more! You can also book an appointment online.

Stratford Chiropractic & Wellness Centre | (519) 273-9200