About

Dr. Melonie Schoenherr

Thanks for stopping by, I’m Dr. Melonie! I have been an obsessive nerd for as long as I can remember.  This nerdiness revolved around the human body and how amazing it is.  Everything about pregnancy and babies seemed like absolute magic to me and I intentionally designed my life from a very young age to be the kind of MOM and WIFE that I wanted to be. Today, I get to live that dream with my husband and two littles. 

 

I wanted a career that would teach me how to have the healthiest kids while giving me the freedom to design my workspace, hours and clientele around my priorities - so I became a CHIROPRACTOR.  

 

At the lowest point of my breastfeeding journey a dairy farmer (who happened to be my dad) gave me better breastfeeding advice than any of the “professionals” I was listening to.  That’s when I decided to become an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant).

 

Becoming a lactation consultant was not on my to do list.  In fact, it was never a desire of mine.  I didn’t exactly love breastfeeding but it was non-negotiable for me.  It was happening!  My grit ended up producing success and a pretty darn joyful experience and I so badly wanted to make it easier for other moms. A healthy breastfeeding journey is one of the biggest ways we can start a positive cascade of healthy choices that stops so many of the ailments and illnesses that children and adults are dealing with today.

 

Chiropractic and lactation support make a wonderful marriage because chiropractic care allows us to determine and treat the root cause of latch issues. My dream is that one day every new mom has access to a one-stop-shop where they value well fed babies, well adjusted families, and well supported communities.  So Mama, what are you waiting for? Let’s help you BEGIN WELL.

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Haley Sturza, CCLS

Communication and Clinical Lactation Specialist

Hello! I'm Haley.  After I had my son, I came to Begin Well Co for breastfeeding help - and, boy, did I need help!  I was seemingly hitting every breastfeeding roadblock imaginable.  At one of my appointments Dr Melonie mentioned that I would make an amazing lactation consultant, to which I quickly responded, "yeah right, I hate this. Why would I want to teach it?”

Fast forward 6 months I'm now Begin Well Co's associate lactation specialist!  I'm especially passionate about hosting our weekly breastfeeding support group - Well Fed (every Thursday 11-1pm).

When I'm not at Begin Well Co you'll find me hanging out with my husband and son!  You can follow Haley's professional Instagram account here.