Clinical Skills

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Dismantling racism, discrimination, and bias to achieve health equity in lactation care

When it comes to online scheduling, Acuity is my favorite of the HIPAA-compliant platforms out there, making it easy-peasy for someone to land on my website, learn about my services, and book an appointment all without any texting back-and-forth about time. But Acuity can do so much more for you—and even increase client self-efficacy.

Clinical Skills Podcast

How to Become an IBCLC [PODCAST]

Have you always dreamed of helping families with breastfeeding? In this episode of Lactation Business Coaching, Annie & Leah talk about how they became International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, also known as IBCLCs. They discuss the different pathways to becoming eligible to sit for the board exam, and break down the biggest things they have learned in the years since they first certified.

Clinical Skills Communications

How to incorporate mental health screening into your lactation practice workflow

You don’t have to have been a parent yourself to recognize that bringing home a new baby can be one of the most disruptive events in a person’s life. It’s critical for lactation consultants to be able to screen for perinatal mood disorders, provide culturally informed and humble care, and have a referral network in place for parents in need.

Clinical Skills Diversification

Prenatal Visits [PODCAST]

Today’s episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah is called “Prenatal Visits”. They talk about their thoughts on prenatal visits, how to logistically try and make them work for you, and how they can set a solid foundation for you and your client before the baby even arrives. We also find out why prenatals aren’t Annie’s favorite, but recognize that we don’t need to feel the pressure to offer every service in our business.

Clinical Skills Communications Ethics

10 ways to inspire families to say “I love my Lactation Consultant!”

I love being a lactation consultant, but there’s no denying that it’s hard work. In addition to managing the complexities of clinical work, there’s always a little voice in the back of my mind saying “If your magic wand doesn’t work, this family is going to hate you.”