Do you bring your coffee inside? What do you do when someone tags you on social media? What happens when the doctor disagrees with you? And finally—when is the best moment in the visit to take payment? Annie and Leah have your listener questions covered.
A good lactation care plan increases client self-efficacy and improves health outcomes for parents and babies, and learning how to maximize this powerful tool is critical to the success of your private practice.
Leah and Annie take you through their individual routines for home visits. Home visits are personal and relational and it’s important to create a safe and comfortable environment for your clients. If you’ve ever wondered how another lactation consultant runs a home visit, this is your chance to be a fly on the wall.
When you have a private practice, it’s so easy for your work life to bleed into your home life. Finding a rhythm for your days can help prevent you from working all the time. In today’s episode, Annie & Leah share their own schedules and give ideas for finding the right time for all the personal and professional things you need to do.
Documenting what happens at a lactation consult is super important for so many reasons, but figuring out just want to say and how to say it can be challenging. In this episode, Annie and Leah will explain their approaches to charting and offer you tips and strategies for making this critical task less overwhelming. Whether you’re paperless or love your clipboard and folders, this episode will help you streamline your charting workflow and feel confident in your documentation.
Overwork, compassion fatigue, burnout. It’s a common cycle for anyone in a helping profession, and it feels especially intense for lactation consultants because the stakes are so high—I mean, we’re working with babies who can’t eat! Compassion fatigue is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be the end of you.
In this episode, Annie and Leah share their insights on what your website needs to have in order to attract your ideal client. Making your website easy to navigate and quickly get the necessary information is essential for a new and tired parent. Leah and Annie share their resources for online scheduling, HIPAA compliance, website design, and more.
You know you’re supposed to send something to the baby’s pediatrician after a lactation consult, but how do you know what exactly to include when you aren’t even sure if it’ll ever be read?
The world of lactation is constantly changing and evolving which means it’s critical to be up to date on current practices as well as always working to hone and improve your skills. This can be challenging as a solo private practice IBCLC. Today we are going to discuss ways to boost your skills and stay up to date so that you can provide top notch care to the families you serve.
In this episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie & Leah, we’re talking about the ever-present swinging pendulum of busy-ness as the owner of your private practice. We open up about the emotional and financial implications of both the busy and the lean times and how important it is to know that you’re not alone in this struggle. We both share our own perspectives and unique ways of tackling this trend and how to make the most of your downtime so you are continuing to grow your business.