Private practice can be so isolating and lonely, compared to the camaraderie of a group practice. Continuing education are critical not just for improving your clinical skills, but for the networking opportunities gained from connecting with other lactation consultants. In this episode, Annie and Leah share strategies for reaching out, getting support, and finding community.
• The loneliness of the lactation consultant • When and how to reach out for advice and support • Finding continuing education that fits your needs, budget, and time constraints • Not able to get to an in-person conference, not a problem • Sharing is caring—not just for kindergarten! Because helping someone else can often be the best way to help yourself • Who loves a lactation conference? We do, and we’re naming names
- “Growth is scary”
- “Whatever level you’re at, be the one to offer help”
- “You’re never too far in your career that you can’t learn from someone else”
Annie’s tech tip
What to do with your digital conference handouts so you’ll actually look at them again
Leah’s marketing tip
The essential foundation for creating marketing that works for you
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 Paperless IBCLC.