It's so important for IBCLCs to be seen as part of the care team for the breastfeeding families we serve. One way we can impact our presence in the care team is to communicate with the other providers working with the breastfeeding family. Today we will discuss what we need to send to the other providers on the care team as well as strategies to make this process effective and efficient.
So if you struggle with motivating yourself to write and send pediatrician reports, or if you’re wondering if anyone even reads them, you are not alone. Leah and Annie have both been there and been frustrated by that, and we’ve got some ideas for you on how to get them done and get them read. We’re talking what to write, how to send, and why they’re so important.
• Why we’re supposed to be sending pediatrician reports (hint: IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct) • What if those pediatrician reports are sitting in that fax tray, never to be read? Why you should send them anyway • Essential elements of the pediatrician report • How to share the info clearly and effectively • The pediatrician report as an advocacy tool • When NOT to send a report
- “You ARE a part of their care team”
- “We need to be the bridge to make sure our exact message is portrayed correctly”
Annie’s Tech Tip
Saving time with stored protocols
Leah’s Marketing Tip
What’s your most important marketing tool?
- Code of Professional Conduct
- Frenotomy Decision Tool (Dobrich et al)
- Lingual frenulum protocol with scores for infants (Martinelli et
- Mobile Lactation Consultant
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.