Arielle Tiggs, RN, CLC
I am a registered nurse, CLC, and birth doula native to Northeast Ohio. As a registered nurse of almost 10 years, I have always had a special interest in birth and lactation. My personal birth and breastfeeding experiences led me to pursue a career in lactation and birth work.
I am the mother of 2 wonderful children, who amaze me every day! My breastfeeding experience was beautiful, but did not come without struggle. It was certainly not easy, but it has been by far one of the best parts of motherhood for me. My experience encouraged me to become the support I did not have during this time. My goal is to support mothers, and also be an example, encouraging other women of color who would like to pursue lactation and birth work in their communities.
Kelci Huntington, RN, IBCLC
My dream was to always become a nurse, I began my nursing journey on a Postpartum/Women's Health Floor, I loved my time helping new mothers and infants adapt to their new lives. I quickly realized how incredible the lactation consultants on the floor were and I realized I had a new dream. I soon started working and training to become a lactation consultant at a Pediatric Office. I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and helping mothers go through one of the toughest experiences and watching them excel gave me so much joy I knew this was my calling.
I am the proud mother of one beautiful boy. My breastfeeding journey would not have been as successful as it is without the support of my lactation consultants. I was able to surpass the original goal that I had set for myself and continued to set new goals through out this process.
My goal is to help you with your breastfeeding journey, whatever it may be with my knowledge and experience, making sur mothers are taken care of in every aspect through out the entire process.
Mindi Wiechman, RN, IBCLC
Hi, I'm Mindi! My passion for breastfeeding started over 20 years ago when my mom was told to stop breastfeeding because my brother was jaundiced. I remember her sitting in the rocking chair while holding him and just crying. Through her, I learned how important and emotional breastfeeding can be. I started helping breastfeeding mothers as a RN 14 years ago. I became an IBCLC in 2018 so I could focus solely on helping with breastfeeding.
After struggling with a low supply after I returned to work with my son, my passion for breastfeeding grew. With my late preterm daughter, I struggled for weeks to get her to latch. I begged for help while she was in the NICU, but no one ever came. Luckily once we figured out latching, we had smooth sailing after that until I ran into supply issues later down the road. Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding your baby!
I never want to have another mother feel like no one can help them. I am passionate about breastfeeding education and helping meet breastfeeding goals. Support while breastfeeding is vital. Like The Beatles sang, "I get by with a little help from my friends."