Erin Hickling, RN,MSN

Registered Nurse, Lactition Counsellor & Infant Feeding Specialist

My Approach

I approach newborn and infant feeding with a holistic nursing lens. I use evidence-based research to guide my practice and gather information from my clients with individualized head-to-toe assessments. I empower clients to find what works for them in a judgement free space.

What to expect

  • A full intake form is sent before all visits to gather relevant medical & health history for you and your baby to ensure we get the most out of our time together during a visit.
  • An initial feeding visit includes watching your baby breast/chest feed or bottle feed. I will assess movement, latch, and positioning. Oral and breast assessments will be completed, and adjustments and suggestions made based on findings and your personal feeding goals.
  • Prenatal visits and Starting Solids classes are conducted in our beautiful clinic space with visual aids and complementary eBooks to take home.
  • Email follow-up support is always provided to ensure you are meeting your goals.

Bio

Hi, I’m Erin! I am a Registered Nurse, Lactation Counsellor, and Infant Feeding Specialist. I have cared for babies and families for over seven years in the community and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SickKids Hospital, B.C. Children’s Hospital, and Grand River Hospital. I completed a Masters of Science in Nursing Degree in 2020 with a focus on community nursing and public health. I love making lasting connections with parents to help address their unique and individual questions and concerns. I am proud to offer comprehensive, judgement free, and evidence-based support to families in my community of Guelph and surrounding areas.  

 

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