Lactation Business Coaching with Annie and Leah

Compassion fatigue and the IBCLC

Episode Summary

We’re working with families in their most desperate moments, and we’ve all experienced those moments when we feel like we can’t give anymore—hello, compassion fatigue.

Episode Notes

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.

Show Notes

Quotes

Annie’s Tech Tip

How to give your brain a break from emails

Leah’s Marketing Tip

Referrals are important for growing your business. Have you thought of midwives?

Recommended Resources

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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.

Many thanks to Stephanie Granade for her production assistance, and to Silas Wade for creating our theme music.