A Little Bit About Us

Austin Breastfeeding is a local lactation consultancy serving the Austin area. We’re based in Lakeway, Texas, and provide home visits in the West Austin area. Give us a call to schedule and appointment.

Breastfeeding can be a difficult yet rewarding experience. We help babies with feeding difficulties, including pre-term infants, infants with traumatic birth experience, and normal full-term babies up to one year of age.

Our mission is to improve comfort and enjoyability for moms with breast and nipple pain, trauma, or infections. In short, our goal is for you to have fun breastfeeding your baby to optimum health.

Consultations Include

  • Up to 2 hours consulting with mom and baby
  • Observation of feeding behaviors
  • Weighing of baby to determine milk transfer
  • Evaluation of pumping effectiveness
  • Customized plan for successful breastfeeding
  • Helpful recommendations and referrals
  • Email and phone follow-up for 2 weeks following the visit
  • Additional home visits as needed at a reduced rate

Rachel Deckler

RN, MSN, IBCLC

Austin Lactation ConsultantRachel is the mother of four wonderful children, and the primary lactation consultant and owner of Austin Breastfeeding. Rachel began her career 15 years ago apprenticing with Austin area midwives. Through that experience she fell in love with helping new mothers.

After receiving a Masters from the University of Texas in nursing Rachel forged her craft in various fields of women’s care including Obstetrics, Fertility, and of course, Lactation! Rachel had the privilege of serving as a lactation consultant with the St. David’s healthcare system for six years, most recently leading the lactation department of St. David’s South Austin.

After giving birth to her fourth child Rachel decided to start Austin Breastfeeding. Both to have more time to devote to her children, and to offer much needed expertise and personalized follow-up care to new moms struggling with breastfeeding in their home setting.