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Meet the Team

Natalie Swart, BS, IBCLC, CLE, LCP

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 As a mother of two who has personally experienced the struggles of breastfeeding, I am passionate about providing supportive, evidence-based care and compassionate guidance to help families reach their breastfeeding goals. With a Bachelors in Human Lactation, my work is not just a job—it’s a way to spread my love of lactation and share my knowledge and enthusiasm with the world. I have worked in community, hospital and private practice settings giving me a well-rounded expertise. I focus on creating customized care plans and teaching to meet every family where they are at. I look forward to each day as it always brings something new and interesting and I absolutely love getting to know my patients and their families. 

In my free time I love to spend time tending to my ever-growing plant collection when I am home. When I am not home, I enjoy the many outdoor activities that the beautiful Land of Enchantment has to offer. You are likely to find me on a trail or lake when I am not working. I have two teenagers who are a light in my life and I absolutely adore the humans they are becoming. Being a mom is one of my hardest, yet most rewarding jobs! I also have a lovely husband of 17 years who supports all I do and love. He is my rock. I am so grateful for my family to be able to stand by my side as I work to support our community. 

I am looking forward to meeting you and your family soon!


Susan Buchanan, RN, IBCLC

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With over 30 years of experience as a maternity RN, lactation consultant, and childbirth
educator, I am committed to providing you and your family with the best possible care. I have
worked in postpartum maternity nursing, neonatal intensive care, and lactation settings in Ohio
and New Mexico. I am also involved in community breastfeeding support and initiatives,
ensuring that all families have access to the support they need and deserve throughout the
region. My approach to care is to meet families where they are, providing personalized, non
judgemental, culturally respectful support and guidance throughout their
breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey. It truly brings me joy to really get to know families, watch
them grow along their journey, and to help them reach their personal baby feeding goals. I am
also truly humbled on a daily basis to learn more about breastfeeding/chestfeeding from the
mothers and babies that I care for. Whether you are a first-time parent or experienced, I am
ready to help you reach your goals.
I spend my free time with my family and dogs, walking along the bosque and hiking on the many
beautiful trails in our amazing state. I have recently become a grandmother for the first time and
am enjoying the many wonders of this new role! I do enjoy a good cup of tea and good company
to share it with.
I look forward to getting to know you and your family!


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