RN, IBCLC, CLEServices Offered: Breastfeeding Support, Breastpump Sales/Rentals, Childbirth Classes, Labor Support, Lactation Consultant, Multiples Support, Newborn Care Classes, Postpartum Support, Teen Support, Trained Childbirth Educator, Trained Labor Doula, Trained Lactation Educator, VBAC Classes
Certifications: Certified Lactation Educator™ CLE®
Location: 1559 Centre rd. RR#2 Hamilton ON Canada
Attie Sandink is a Registered Nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Childbirth Educator, and can often be found, either teaching Child Birth Classes, giving breastfeeding support and education or assisting in the birthing process. She continues to do training sessions for CAPPA Canada that are in keeping with the 20 Hour Lactation Management course as it ascribes to all standards of the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada
Presently Attie is a Lactation Educator for CAPPA Canada. She has revamped and updated the Mohawk College in Hamilton course to meet the standards of the 2012 IBLCE standards. This course has now once again been revised in 2017-2019, by one of her former interns and now a colleague, Hayley Bennison IBCLC. She continues to work as a Private Registered Lactation Consultant and as a Labour and Delivery Nurse
Her special interest in the every day “Miracle of Birth”, has led her to learn and research as much as possible about the innate and distinctive behaviour of the newborn, either full term or preterm and how their instincts stimulate the mothering and parenting physiology as well as the nurturing of long term attachment and bonding. Her travels to South Africa and Mali have given her a greater insight into the various cultural norms, but she admits that there is still so much more to learn if we are willing to accept what we do not yet know!
Attie gives credit to Dr. Nils Bergman and Dr James McKenna and their contemporaries for continuing to stimulate her interest in Kangaroo Mother Care and the mother/Infant behaviour response. Learning to understand these natural instincts has changed her practice from assisting mothers and infants to breastfeed, to more of guiding role, understanding this process in a much more hands off and normal, allowing the mother and infant dyad to perform instinctually whenever possible.
Her husband and her four older sons have been very patient with her passion to support new families.
Past organization I was part of in a voluteer capacity, Beginnings Adoption and Counselling Services, Board member, Past Executive member of Ontario Nurses in Independant Practice, past co-chair of Halton BFI Coalition. Past Co-chair of the Maternal and Child Committee of Registered Nurses of Ontario, Member of the Halton Maternal Child Coalition, Member of Registered Nurses of Ontario with membership in their Maternal and Child group, Nurses in Independant Practice. Past member of the RNAO Safe sleep for infants , standards of practice group, Member of the Halton Childbirth Interest Group, Ontario BFI Committee, past Board Member of the Canadian Reformed World Relief Fund; presently a subcommittee member of the LEAARC Intern programs, IBLCE.
Sole Proprietor of Birth and Baby Needs located at 1022 Waterdown Rd, Burlington, ON. Canada L7T 1N3