Great News! The Institute for Parent and Infant Care (IPIC) located in Stratford, Ontario has officially opened their doors as a valuable resource for expectant and new parents up to the end of the infant’s first year. If you reside in Southwestern Ontario, you may want to know about this resource. You may be speaking with a mom over coffee and she tells you how difficult her breastfeeding experience has been and all the people she has sought help from. “Have you seen Carol at the Institute for Parent and Infant Care (IPIC)? For the month of October, you can drop by and meet her at no cost! It is best to make an appointment by calling 519.272.0441 to make sure that she will be available when you drop in but she is amazing…more than 30 years of experience helping parents! I saw her when I was struggling with post partum depression and she was an amazing support – well worth the cost! Here is a link to the newspaper article that talks about her clinic.” To find out more – visit I look forward to meeting you in the upcoming days! Just remember to call ahead so I will be sure to be available to meet you and speak with you. Happy Thanksgiving! Carol



CAROL L. HAMILTON RN, CPIC, BScN, MDiv has worked for 30 years with new parents and infants in Toronto and more recently in Stratford, Ontario where she is the lead nurse consultant at the Institute for Parent and Infant Care (IPIC). In this clinic setting, parents can obtain private prenatal education tailored to their specific needs or help with crying and colic, breastfeeding challenges or post-partum depression. With sensitivity and care, parents who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth find hope and healing after speaking with Carol. Carol has written two professional publications for the nursing profession and continues to mentor and educate nurses in issues affecting new families or in ways to establish an independent practice in Canada. In 2001, she returned to full-time studies at the University of Toronto, graduating 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! Check out clinic times and location at or call 519.272.0441 for more information.    

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