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.

Billing & Reimbursment Podcast

Setting Your Fees: Charge What You’re Worth, and Make Yourself Worth It [PODCAST]

How do you set your fees so that they’re fair and compassionate to your clients… without undervaluing your worth? In this episode, we talk through the tough topic of setting your fees for your private lactation practice. Money is an uncomfortable topic for many people, especially women. And it can be difficult to ask for what your work is actually worth (or even realize your worth in the first place). But you’re not truly serving anyone when you set a low bar for your pricing. To run a business, you need to have money.

Systems & Productivity

How to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Figuring out how to become an IBCLC is often the most challenging part of the whole process. Unlike other related healthcare fields (such as clinical social work, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and counseling), there are only a handful of established university programs that include the education component along with the clinical component in an organized and structured way. In other words, you’re not likely to be able to get a master’s in lactation and have your department chair help you land an internship at an outpatient lactation clinic.


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.