Free resources for combining dietetics, nutrition, and lactation support in private practice.
When you’re just starting out in private practice, you may wonder if you’ll ever get big enough to need a budget. Trust me—it’s never to early to set up good budgeting practices. Here are some tips that will help you get your money organized so you stay on top of the health of your business.
Welcome to private practice! It’s time to stock up on the essential physical supplies you’ll need to run your private practice.
When Leah Jolly and I launched the Lactation Business Coaching podcast, honestly all we really wanted to do was chat about the ins and outs of being private practice lactation consultants. Honestly, if we had had any sense of the steep learning curve of podcasting, we may never have actually taken the plunge. Now that we’re in our 20s (episode-wise, that is), we’re in a good groove with productivity and tech. I though it would be helpful to share how we do things in the hopes that other lactation consultants will start their own podcasts, for parents or professionals or both.
Can you really run a paperless lactation practice without spending a zillion dollars?
Developing your protocols is one of the most important things you’ll do as an IBCLC. Protocols can’t be bought or taken from someone else—that kind of shortcut could end up being harmful for your clients. By writing your own protocols, you take ownership over your own practice by implementing what you know into templates that can be modified, adapted, and adjusted to fit each individual clinical situation.
Looking for a DIY client management system? Look no further than Google Keep.
When you have a private practice, it’s so easy for your work life to bleed into your home life. Finding a rhythm for your days can help prevent you from working all the time. In today’s episode, Annie & Leah share their own schedules and give ideas for finding the right time for all the personal and professional things you need to do.
Overwork, compassion fatigue, burnout. It’s a common cycle for anyone in a helping profession, and it feels especially intense for lactation consultants because the stakes are so high—I mean, we’re working with babies who can’t eat! Compassion fatigue is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be the end of you.
When it comes to online scheduling, Acuity is my favorite of the HIPAA-compliant platforms out there, making it easy-peasy for someone to land on my website, learn about my services, and book an appointment all without any texting back-and-forth about time. But Acuity can do so much more for you—and even increase client self-efficacy.