Dr. Erin Appleton
MD, CCFP, IBCLC, FABM
Hi! I'm Dr. Erin Appleton!
I was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and I grew up in rural Newfoundland, Canada. I spent my teenage years in beautiful Halifax Nova Scotia, where I attended Dalhousie University. I discovered my passion for breastfeeding after enrolling in specialized courses in breastfeeding support while completing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
After graduating with my BScN magna cum laude and being awarded the University Medal for highest scholastic achievement in 2001, I began my medical doctorate degree (MD) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. I completed my residency in family medicine in 2009 and worked in hospital medicine for 3 years.
In 2012, I began my breastfeeding medicine training, eventually co-founding the Nurture Family Feeding Clinic, and in 2014 I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
In 2018, I became one of only a few hundred MDs in the world with a Fellowship in the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM).
Over the years I have attended many conferences with days-long training just in tongue anatomy and tongue tie effects. I have released thousands of tongue and lip ties in my clinic with profound effect on feeding for the babies who have needed the procedures.
While I’m proud of my education, training and experience, I believe that some of my most valuable lessons have been firsthand, with my own personal struggles with feeding my children, and with helping the thousands of new families that I have seen over the past decade of my career. I owe all that I know to them and their incredible tenacity and determination to feed their babies.