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Lactation Support

Here at Natural Beginnings, we want to support breastfeeding success.


We offer Lactation Consultation appointments 5-6 days a week to anyone in the community, regardless of where they gave birth

Common Breastfeeding Challenges For Mom

Sore nipples and/or breasts


Clogged ducts

Low milk supply

Overabundant milk supply

Inducing lactation


Breastfeeding multiples

Returning to work


Common Breastfeeding Challenges For Baby


Breast refusal

Fussy while breastfeeding or after

Less than 37 weeks gestational age at birth

Tongue and upper lip tie

“During pregnancy, you nourished your baby as they grew. Breastfeeding can be seen as a continuation of that. Although your body is designed to feed your baby, it can come with some obstacles and struggles. We provide a service here that can help support our breastfeeding families through almost any challenge you are facing.”

-Susie Hiatt

Susie Hiatt IBCLC, BS Nutrition

Susie is from Mt. Airy, NC. She has been married for 20 years. She has two children, 17 and 15 years old. She graduated from ECU with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and has been a Lactation Consultant for 10 years. She has also recently become a Doula and is very excited to start this new chapter in her life.

Martha Cuervo, IBCLC

Martha is originally from Colombia, S.A. She has 3 children and she feels very blessed to have them. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and she found her passion as a Bilingual International Lactation Consultant in this country. She combined her practice with Healing Touch and Aromatherapy, and has been focused her mission in caring for the infant-mother dyad for more than 18 years working in the hospital field. She thinks that by empowering the mother and her baby we can empower an entire family and so laying the foundation to empowering our society. 

Nanette Petersen, IBCLC
Nanette has been certified as an IBCLC for over 10 years. She has two amazing adult children and one amazing teenager. She has been in the Carolinas since 1999 with roots in both AZ and FL. As a LC, her passion is to assist families to achieve their breastfeeding goals and she feels humbled to be invited to be a part of such a precious time in their lives.  With a demise of twins after delivery, she has a heart for families who have suffered loss. While her many years in the hospital inpatient and outpatient setting have given her a variety of experiences, she knows there’s always more to learn and enjoys the challenge.  She is currently pursuing further education in oral restrictions, body work and integrative health.
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