Breastfeeding/Postnatal Support
Clinic/In Home Postnatal Visits
Breast Pump Rentals
Weigh Scale Rentals
Breast Feeding Supplies
Community Workshops
Prenatal Education
Clinic Hours and Staff
Booking an Appointment
Client Assessment Forms

Clinic Hours and Staff

The Institute for Parent and Infant Care is located on the lower floor of Stratford Chiropractic and 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.

Clinic Hours:

Tuesday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


  • Fees are charged based on the time involved with each consultation. During the initial
  • consultation, there is no charge for the first 15  minutes. Please click here to see our fee schedule.
  • 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.

Office Hours:

Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 6:00PM (By Appointment Only)
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (By Appointment Only)
Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (By Appointment Only)


Our Staff:

CAROL 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!


Marilyn Schneider is our clinic receptionist at Institute for Parent and Infant Care. She is also the receptionist for The Naturopathic Care Centre with whom we share office space. Marilyn has been a receptionist in the medical field for many years. Marilyn and her husband Wayne run a cash crop operation near Harmony. Marilyn is available to book appointments and answer any questions you may have. Please call 519-272-0441 to speak to Marilyn, who will schedule your appointment at your convenience. Marilyn is also there to relay information or questions you may have between your office appointments. If you need to rent a breast pump or baby weigh scale, or purchase a breastfeeding item you can phone, drop in, or email Marilyn at or fill in our Booking an Appointment form. For office hours, please refer to the Clinic Hours page.