Am I a Terrible Lactation Consultant? [PODCAST]

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“Everything that happens in your life, that seems to be a challenge or a mistake or feels like you’re a terrible lactation consultant, could possibly be something that we need to learn.”

—  Leah Jolly

Have you ever said I’m a terrible lactation consultant?

We have!

It doesn’t matter how long you have been in your private practice, we all have those moments that make us feel like we don’t know what we are doing.

We want you to know that you are not alone in feeling this way so, in this episode, we are sharing what makes us feel like terrible lactation consultants and tips on how we deal with those negative thoughts.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • The challenging parts of being a lactation consultant (9:33)
  • How to challenge your negative thoughts (11:23)
  • The value of learning from your mistakes (19:08)
  • Why you should treat yourself like one of your clients (26:50)

“If anybody hadn’t told you, you don’t have to be perfect to be great and good and wonderful.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources


2:31 – Our upcoming workshop

5:35 – Moments we felt like terrible lactation consultants

9:14 – Feeling burnout

11:23 – Challenging your negative thoughts

13:41 – Not being perfect

16:21 – Questions to ask yourself

19:08 – Learning from your mistakes

26:50 – Treating yourself like your clients

29:52 – Reaching out

33:12 – Rephrasing your language

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 Paperless Lactation.

The Lactation Business Coaching podcast is produced by us and edited by Jillian Grover, who also writes our show notes. Our theme song is by Silas Wade.

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