Lactation Consultants- The Breastfeeding Success Company
Lauren Reyes IBCLC, RLC
Lauren is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and the proud mother of three amazing breastfed boys. She has been practicing her vocation, the art of supporting breastfeeding, since 2004. Lauren has had the honor of working in community, government, and hospital settings as well as being involved in breastfeeding advocacy through art and local grassroots efforts. In 2009 Lauren achieved the prestigious IBCLC certification. Currently, Lauren practices as an IBCLC in both hospital and private practice. She is also the president of a local group of IBCLCs and volunteers with other breastfeeding groups to assist in normalizing and celebrating breastfeeding.
Janet Jones IBCLC, RLC
Janet is a proud mother of two fabulous breastfed children was inspired to become a Lactation Consultant because of her own breastfeeding experience. She has been working with moms and babies to overcome breastfeeding barriers and concerns since 2004 and achieved the IBCLC certification in 2009. Janet currently provides education and support for new families in the clinic and through home visits. With 13 years of experience Janet is able to provide evidence based care for everything from basic latching issues to special needs babies. Janet has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and can provide families quality care that aims to help each patient find their own success.
Kristine Kovach IBCLC, RLC
Kristine is a lactation consultant with special experience and interest in feeding/communication issues. The “suck-swallow-breathe” pattern that is our first assignment in life has always been a passion and a calling. Her 23 years working in the field of lactation has been focused on optimizing breastfeeding experiences both in the hospital setting and the more complex challenges in making Breastfeeding work in your Real Life. Internationally Board-certified as a lactation consultant since 1999, Kristine has assisted over 20,000 infants and their families with latch, weight gain, sleep and milk transfer issues. She has taught prenatal Breastfeeding classes for over 20 years and has also guest lectured at the UT school of Nursing countless times to new and experienced nurses. Some of her past lactation patients have have faced varied foundational challenges, from breast surgeries to hormonal and fertility issues in mothers to tongue and lip “ties” (also known as frenulum releases), in infants as well as Down syndrome, Premature babies, those with torticollis and a wide range of oro/facial differences including oral aversion to direct Breastfeeding. Of course there is also always the good, old-fashioned, new parent need for reassurance. Kristine is available to work with you in the clinic or in your home on achieving the breastfeeding relationship YOU want for your family. Your goals are her directive and her straightforward approach will instill confidence with nursing/bottle/tube/cup feeding your infant human milk with a focus on best breast pumping practices as needed. As a working mom, she is also practiced at making the return to outside employment a smooth transition
Aspiring IBCLC and Breastfeeding Success Apprentice
In an effort to increase access to care we have taken on an aspiring IBCLC as an apprentice. She will be accompanying us during consults and gradually taking on more of a hands on role while completing her didactic education required to sit for the board exam. We are very excited to have her.
Naya is the mother of two breastfed boys. Her interest in breastfeeding support and advocacy began after breastfeeding issues with her oldest son. She obtained her Certificated Lactation Educator and Counselor (CLEC) credential from the University of California at San Diego in 2012, and is working towards sitting for the IBCLC exam in fall 2016. She has previously taught breastfeeding classes privately and for a hospital entity in Fort Worth and helped to facilitate a weekly mom to mom breastfeeding support group. Naya has been working with local breastfeeding coalitions since 2012 and is currently Outreach Coordinator for the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition.