Compassion Fatigue and the Lactation Consultant (Podcast)
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. In this episode, we share strategies for dealing with compassion fatigue.
I’m so tired: We all have limits, and we’re all going to reach them
Hitting the wall: What it looks like when the compassion runs out
Powering through: Getting through the other side
Strategies for prevention: You can help yourself so you can help others
Recharge and overcome: Put your compassion in the right place
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.
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About the Author
Annie Frisbie, MA, IBCLC is the creator of the Lactation Consultant Private Practice Toolkit, a collection of books, resources, legal forms, training manuals, and workbooks aimed at helping private practice lactation consultants build a private practice that’s ethical, profitable, sustainable, and enjoyable.