Posts in IBCLC Life
The delicate balance for IBCLCs: personal and professional time (podcast)

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.

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Compassion Fatigue and the IBCLC (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.

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Setting Your Fees: Charge What You’re Worth, and Make Yourself Worth It (Podcast)

In this episode, Annie and Leah talk about the tough topic of setting your fees for your private lactation practice. It’s so important to know your worth as a business owner and to represent that fairly within your specific market. Once you’ve set your rate, you can begin working towards long-term goals for your business as a whole.

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Using Your Website to Reach Your Ideal Client (Podcast)

In this episode, Annie and Leah share their insights on what your website needs to have in order to attract your ideal client. Making your website easy to navigate and quickly get the necessary information is essential for a new and tired parent. Leah and Annie share their resources for online scheduling, HIPAA compliance, website design, and more.

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How to boost your skills as a solo private practice lactation consultant

The world of lactation is constantly changing and evolving which means it’s critical to be up to date on current practices as well as always working to hone and improve your skills. This can be challenging as a solo private practice IBCLC. Today we are going to discuss ways to boost your skills and stay up to date so that you can provide top notch care to the families you serve.

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Too Busy, Too Slow: The Goldilocks Paradox of Lactation Consultants in Private Practice (Podcast)

In this episode of Lactation Business Coaching with Annie & Leah, we’re talking about the ever-present swinging pendulum of busy-ness as the owner of your private practice. We open up about the emotional and financial implications of both the busy and the lean times and how important it is to know that you’re not alone in this struggle. We both share our own perspectives and unique ways of tackling this trend and how to make the most of your downtime so you are continuing to grow your business. 

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