Boundaries with High Needs Clients [PODCAST]

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“I think some of our suffering comes from how hard we are on ourselves.”

—  Leah Jolly

We have all had those clients who seem to always need us and are always texting or emailing us (you know the ones we are talking about).

When you first start your lactation business you just want to help everyone even if that means your family and personal life suffer.

But as you take on more clients, you have to start setting those boundaries or it leads to frustration and burnout.

In this episode, we talk about the boundaries we have set in our private practices and how we enforce them with clients.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • What our businesses looked like with no boundaries (3:55)
  • The types of boundaries we have set in our businesses (8:53)
  • Setting boundaries with yourself (12:38)
  • Trainings that have helped us in our private practices (23:17)

“If we don’t stop and place these boundaries and learn how to release the stress, then we get burned out and we don’t do our great work anymore.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources


1:39 – Our upcoming Deeper Dive

3:55 – Having no boundaries

8:53 – Boundaries we set in our business

12:38 – Setting boundaries with yourself

16:01 – The importance of the language you use

18:39 – Exceptions with your boundaries

23:17 – Trainings that helped us

24:19 – Mental Health Needs and boundaries

31:05 – The stress cycle

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About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of the Lactation Consultant Private Practice Toolkit.

About the Author

Lactation Business Coaching

We're Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC and Leah Jolly IBCLC. We share a passion for compassionate and professional lactation private practice and meeting our business goals while helping families reach their feeding goals. Each time we talk, we learn something new and we’re inspired to keep ongoing. We have regular podcasts and interactive Deeper Dives.

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