OUR LACTATION CONSULTANT TEAM
Lactation Consultants in Austin and across Central Texas.
Our vision is a world in which lactation care is a seamless part of the whole parent journey. Our lactation consulting team works to improve the health of parents and babies by providing gold-standard breastfeeding medicine and neonatal dietetics when and where families need care. Our lactation consultants provide a full range of services to help new and expecting parents.
Meet the Founders
Breastfeeding Success is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is the largest lactation services provider in Central Texas. Making lactation care available and affordable for all is what drives us as leaders, and as providers.
Janet Jones, IBCLC, RLC
Co-CEO, Chief Culture Officer
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2009, Janet is a former Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Women Infants Children (WIC) participant. She cares deeply about equitable access to lactation care, and strives to remove barriers to lactation care — both for families who need it and for a diverse field of individuals who feel called to provide it. Janet serves the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) as Treasurer, and has four breastfed children. She enjoys nurturing all sorts of growing things, from families and babies to her backyard garden and sourdough starter.
Lauren Reyes, IBCLC, RLC
Co-CEO, Chief Innovation Officer
Lauren has been in the lactation field since 2004 and an IBCLC since 2009. Proud to have started her career as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Lauren believes that the lactation profession is strongest when providers reflect diverse education and demographic backgrounds. Lauren is a current board member of United States Lactation Consultants Association (USLCA) and a breastfed breastfeeder of five beautiful sons. On weekends, you’ll find Lauren driving kids around Central Texas, training for her next half-marathon, and learning about new tools for her various home improvement projects.
Meet the rest of our leadership team
Valerie Savage, CPA, MA, LPC
Chief Strategy Officer
Valerie is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of financial, strategic, operational, and investor relations experience for companies at all stages of maturation. In C-level roles with a variety of organizations, Valerie earned a reputation for on-target insights, collaboration, and leadership through periods of business challenge, evolution, and growth.
Kimberly James, MBA
Kimberly has more than ten years of healthcare operational and financial experience in outpatient and inpatient settings. During her career, she has worked alongside physicians and healthcare professionals to improve processes and patient satisfaction to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) NCQA Recognition. She has a passion for travel and loves spending time with her husband and golden retriever.
Heidi Kiehl, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
Inpatient Lactation and RD Services Manager
Heidi applies more than 30 years of Registered Dietitian (RD) experience to leading clinical teams that support growing families.Her passion for making access to medical nutrition therapy more widely available led her to participate in research and kept her active in public policy and advocacy. She also loves putting her knowledge to work in the kitchen creating delicious meals to share with others.
Kristin Rosin, bs, IBCLC, RLC
Outpatient Lactation Services Manager
Kristen brings her experience helping families in the perinatal hospital setting, Level 3 and 4 NICU’s to leading outpatient services. In addition to her degrees, she has specialized training in infant oral anatomy and infant sleep education. In her spare time, Kristen wrangles her three wily children, endeavors to win all board games, and is a novice potter.
Gail Gresham, MPH, IBCLC, RLC
Professional Education Program Manager
Gail dedicated her life to nutrition and lactation after earning a nutrition degree, serving as a nutrition educator in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and earning a Masters in Public Health. With specialized training in infant oral anatomy, Gail speaks both Spanish and French. Outside of work, Gail stays busy with her husband, teen daughter, and her roller derby team, the Texas Rollergirls.
Ali Weatherford, ICCE
Parent Education Program Manager
Through her training and experience, Ali has learned that all birth plans are worthy, even though birth is not always linear. Not all babies arrive in the same way, but preparing for a baby’s arrival is a rite of passage — it is our passage into parenthood. Ali is a childbirth educator, a wife, and mother to two wonderful kids who amaze, love, inspire, challenge, and teach her on a daily basis. She also has a few feathered and furry little ones in her family.
WE SET THE BAR FOR BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE
We are a team of credentialed experts dedicated to the health and well-being of growing families.
• Our lactation consultants (IBCLCs) are certified by an internationally-recognized board to meet rigorous standards and demonstrate specialized skills in clinical management of breastfeeding and human lactation.
• Our Registered Dietitians (RDs) are neonatal specialists with expertise in optimal infant feeding from birth to age two.
• Our parent educators are a team of highly trained pregnancy and childbirth experts, breastfeeding and infant nutrition specialists, and certified infant safety instructors.
• Our highly trained practitioners provide care in seamless partnership with primary care providers under the supervision of a Medical Director. Our mentor-collaborate-measure model ensures that our partners get the lactation support they need for their patients.
Need Lactation Care Now?
It’s easy to book an appointment with Breastfeeding Success online. If you’re not sure what you need, call us for guidance.