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Meet Our Breastfeeding Support Team

We are here to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. We offer the following services free of charge:

• Breastfeeding support during your entire hospital stay.
• Lactation consultations available after you’ve returned home. 
• Our lactation support team is available to assist all pregnant and breastfeeding moms who need additional support. For phone consultations, or to schedule an in-person appointment, call 505.609.6484.

All our Breastfeeding Support Services are offered free of charge as a community benefit, compliments of San Juan Regional Medical Center.

Ranada Swindle, CLC, ALC, CPST
Ranada is the mother of three children. All of which she breastfed, but not without her own set of struggles. After breastfeeding her youngest for two years she realized how much she loved breastfeeding. She is an Advanced Lactation Consultant and has been a part of the Childbirth Center Staff at San Juan Regional since 2010. Ranada believes that breastfeeding provides both mom and infant with benefits even beyond its nutritional component. She gives inpatient support to new moms, teaches a community breastfeeding class for expectant mothers and enjoys teaching new parents how to feed and nurture their babies. 


Miranda Arreola RN, BSN, IBCLC
Miranda graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from San Juan College in 2019. She began working at San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Childbirth Center after graduation as a labor and delivery nurse. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in 2021. Miranda had her first daughter after she began working at the Childbirth Center and realized the importance of breastfeeding in children's health through her work and her experience breastfeeding her own child. After having and breastfeeding her second daughter, Miranda had the opportunity to become a part of the Lactation Support Services team at the Childbirth Center. After joining this team, she earned the Certified Breastfeeding Specialist  (CBS) title. Miranda is also a member of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force and is an active member of the Four Corners Chapter. She is currently working towards her IBCLC certification and also holds the Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate- Certified and Wound Treatment Associate-Certified titles. When she’s not spending time with her husband and two girls, she loves to be working with other families to assist them in setting and achieving their own breastfeeding goals.



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