Finding your Goldilocks Case Load [PODCAST]

Episode 73

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“It’s so important to recognize that there are always gonna be those cases that are gonna go outside of our normal care. I just feel like you have to be prepared for that.”

—  Leah Jolly


Remember the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears and how she found the perfect porridge and chair? It seemed it was made just for her.

That got us thinking about what is our perfect amount of work cases to be taking on at a time in our private practice.

We soon came to realize that this is a very hard thing to figure out. Being a lactation consultant is an emotional rollercoaster then add running your own business into it and the ups and downs get even crazier.

In this episode, we give you a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes of our businesses and how we make sure we don’t get overloaded with work cases so we can try to find the right balance.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • What the pandemic taught us about burnout (5:30)
  • Trying to find the balance between not taking on too many clients but also having enough to support you and your family (7:32)
  • Ways to prioritize clients (10:29)
  • Factoring in different stages of your life (15:06)

“Different stages of our lives might dictate that we’re gonna push more or pull back for other reasons outside of our control.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources


1:10 – Our next Deeper Dive

5:30 – What the pandemic taught us about burnout

7:32 – Trying to find balance

10:29 – Ways to prioritize clients 

15:06 – Factoring in different stages of your life 

17:59 – Annie’s embarrassing story of trying to cut expenses

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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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