Different Stresses Families Face and Creative Ways We Can Help [PODCAST]

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“We do have to be creative in modifying how we’re communicating with families to recognize when what we’re saying isn’t landing with them.”

—  Annie Frisbie

Nobody is immune from stress.  (If you are, then please tell us your secrets).

Everyone experiences life in different ways so everyone has things that stress them that may not be obvious or logical to you. 

As lactation consultants, sometimes we have to get creative in how we communicate with families.

In this episode, we’re talking about ways families might be stressed and how can we help them work through that stress.

We are giving you our tips and tricks that we use in our private practice so you can have a better connection with the families you work with.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • Getting creative with how you communicate with families (6:18)
  • The importance of having an attitude of agreement with your clients (10:38)
  • Why getting curious can help the families you work with (13:09)
  • Using yes and language (15:38)

“There’s always some seed of goodness that you can pull out of something and build your foundation on that in the conversation..”

—  Annie Frisbie

Links and Resources


0:36 – Clinical Complexities and Supplementation

5:00 – How to access your client’s level of stress

6:18 – Getting creative with how you communicate with families

10:38 – The importance of having an attitude of agreement with your clients

13:09 – Getting curious

15:38 – Using yes and language

17:15 – Being open-minded

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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.

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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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