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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.

Systems & Productivity

Combining Virtual Visits + In-Person Care [PODCAST]

Few of us could have foreseen how the landscape of our practices would change so abruptly last spring. Many of us found ourselves scrambling to develop new protocols and explore the nuances of telehealth while also managing massive changes in our personal lives. It’s been more than half a year, and we thought it was time for us to sit and reflect with all of you about how we can combine virtual tools with the tried and true in-person visits most of us love. We’ll dig into time management, pricing, usage of each type of visit in the continuum of care, scheduling aspects and much more. This episode is sure to have you take pause and shift your lactation practice. Join us!


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.

Communications Podcast Private Practice

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.