Las Cruces

Las Cruces meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1pm. Please contact lascruces@breastfeedingnm.org for details.

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Co-Chairs: Dr. Martha Morales and Melissa Marie Lopez
Treasurer/Secretary: Vacant

WE NEED YOU!

The Las Cruces Chapter is looking to fill the following positions:

Contact lascruces@breastfeedingnm.org to learn more.

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Dr. Martha Morales, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
I was born and raised in El Paso, Tx., attended Ysleta High School and obtained my Bachelors in Nursing at Texas Women's University in Denton, TX.  I have a daughter who is a mental health therapist in Deming and a son who owns the Pilates center in Austin. My 9 grandchildren came from my son and daughter-in-law and 6 were home births; all are home schooled!
My nursing career began in 1969 and lasted 50 years with official retirement occuring in 2019.  Public Health/Community Health nursing was my area of expertise which I enjoyed tremendously! In 1974, I obtained my certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the San Antonio Health Sciences Center. I achieved the Master of Science in Nursing at UTEP in 1990 and  the position of Chief Nursing Officer within the health district. Following my time at the health district, I established my private practice offering Lamaze classes. In 2014 I received my Ph.D. from NMSU.
My breastfeeding experience began with my daughter.  We breastfed her for four and half months; I dried up due to working evenings and nights in the NICU and having to supplement formula.

I learned early on that my clients/patients do not seek my services because of my person;  they come to us because they have a need to find an answer for a question, problem, situation and/or crisis.  As a professional nurse, that is the resource I strive to provide.

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Melissa Marie Lopez

Melissa Marie Lopez was born and raised in the Mesilla Valley (San Ysidro/Las
Cruces, NM) to self-employed parents, living next to her grandparents on
Lopez Chile Farm. After pursing formal education and career in government,
Melissa found herself in a position of burn out, poor health, and a longing to
pursue something different. Initially the founder of Reclaim Wellness from
2016-2020, Melissa sought to bring wellness to the community from Soil to
Soul. During this time, she was sought after for her work in Transpersonal
Hypnotherapy (specializing in trauma and emotional release), Reiki, and as a
Full Spectrum Doula. Pivoting during the pandemic, Melissa was selected as
the Executive Director of the New Mexico Doula Association and began
working in state-level advocacy. Recently, Melissa returned to the family farm
with the intention of creating a safe place for full spectrum reproductive
healthcare for all people and a gathering place for community.

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Past Events › Las Cruces Chapter

August 2018

Las Cruces Big Latch On – World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Downtown Mall, Main St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life Join the Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF and the Kids Expo for a celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and the Big Latch On. The Breastfeeding Proclamation will be read and we will provide snacks, water, and breastfeeding information. Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and…

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September 2018

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

September 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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June 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

June 11, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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July 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

July 9, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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August 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

August 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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September 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

September 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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October 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

October 8, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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November 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

November 12, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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December 2020

Las Cruces Chapter Meeting

December 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

Las Cruces Department of Health, 1170 N Solano
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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The Las Cruces Chapter of the NMBTF meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Department of Health building, 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces.

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