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Podcast Private Practice

Growing Your Lactation Practice by Hiring Help [PODCAST]

Many lactation consultants are used to working solo, and it can be hard to surrender certain aspects of your private practice to others. When you wear many hats, like most private practitioners, it can be hard to recognize when you need to delegate a task to someone else who has more time or expertise in the area.

But if you’re spending too much energy on tasks that you’re not proficient in or passionate about and they take you away from the clinical work you love, it may be time to bring on people who can share the workload.

Communications Private Practice

Supporting Exclusive Pumping with Nichelle Clark IBCLC, CBS [PODCAST]

In this bonus episode of Ask the Expert, Annie & Leah interview Nichelle Clark, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, about her amazing story of relactation during the pandemic. Nichelle offers valuable insights on how lactation consultants can support families who are providing their babies with expressed milk. As Nichelle puts it, “Pumping is breastfeeding” and Annie & Leah are here for it!


Working with Referral Sources [PODCAST]

Today’s episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah is called “Working with Referral Sources.” Having referrals works both ways: it is a priority to service your clients when you are not available and it is also important to cultivate a relationship with others to become a trusted referral for their own business.


Lactation in the Office: Pros and Cons [PODCAST]

Today’s episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah is called “Is an Office Right for Your Lactation Practice?” There are several options to move into an office setting as an IBCLC, from setting up in a physician’s office to sharing an office space to building your own home office. Of course, there are pros and cons to each office setting. It would be wise to evaluate on a quarterly basis to see which option is best for you or if an office setting is even the best fit for your business.


Why IBCLCs Need Therapy [PODCAST]

Today’s episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah is called “Why IBCLCs Need Therapy.” There are so many layers of challenges, from staying ahead at the clinical level to compassion fatigue to conflict with third parties, that self-care has become a primary concern. The good news is that there are many healthy coping mechanisms and strategies, such as leaning on a trusted support team to seeking therapy from mental health professionals. Getting the help we need improves our stress levels and, by default, makes us more effective in providing help to our clients too.

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How Not to Panic When You Make a Mistake [PODCAST]

In this episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah talks about all those moments when things do not go as planned and how to work around them. From minor issues like calling a baby by the wrong name to more major problems like wrecking your scale during a consult, Annie and Leah share some real life disasters that they had to deal with and, by the end of it, the solutions they came up with right at that moment.