3 Ways to Collaborate with other Lactation Consultants (Podcast)

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Why go it alone when community and collaboration can strengthen your skills and combat compassion fatigue? In this episode of the Lactation Business Coaching podcast, Annie & Leah share three ways you can grow your local connections and create more opportunities for all of you. From informal to formal, there’s something in here for everyone.

Key Takeaways

  • Show up and offer help. Volunteering with local lactation groups can boost your visibility and offer much-needed help

  • Not available? Informal referral networks connect separate private practice lactation consultants without any legal agreements.

  • Ready to make it official? Formal group practices have legal agreements in place and can be profitable for everyone


  • “Show up and ask what you can do to help.”

  • “I want all of us to make a living. How can we do that for each other?”

Annie’s Tech Tip

  • Separate consents for different types of clients

Leah’s Marketing Tip

  • Branding that will make you famous at the grocery store


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About Us

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.