Nichole is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Nurse and Certified Kangaroo Care Specialist, who has spent over 22 years working with new mothers, babies and their families. Nichole began her career working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a major, Toronto teaching hospital. After relocating back to Kitchener-Waterloo, Nichole continued to work at the local community NICU, where she also practiced as the specialized Lactation Consultant for NICU families. Nichole has also been a Public Health Nurse with the Region of Waterloo for the past 10 years, and is familiar with many of the local community supports available to families.
Nichole is the mother to two boys, who understands the importance of breastfeeding, but also experienced her own breastfeeding challenges. This allows her to provide expert, non-judgemental breastfeeding support to help you reach YOUR breastfeeding goals!
"As a new mother I didn't realize how challenging breastfeeding my newborn would be. I was exhausted and recovering from a c-section. Breastfeeding was not coming naturally. I was frustrated, crying a lot. I wanted to give up. Nichole offered me calming reassurance that I could do it and used a hands on approach to get me through the tough beginning days. She showed me how beautiful breast-feeding is and helped me bond with my baby. Because of Nichole I went on to breast-feed my baby girl for a little over two years.I truly appreciate all the time she put into helping and encouraging me. "
"After given birth to my triplets, I was lucky enough to meet Nichole through the hospital. Feeling overwhelmed with the breastfeeding process, Nichole was always so caring and supportive while giving professional guidance and advice. She went above and beyond with my breastfeeding process but also with my pumping journey! I couldn't have done any of this without her helping hand and would highly recommend Nichole to all new mommies!"
Uptown Lactation Services in Waterloo is available weekend, evening, and 'urgent' appointments in your own home or hospital room.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada