1 R-CERP + 1 CEU

Nurture Your Private Practice and Expand the Circle of Care

Annie Frisbie, MA, IBCLC
Course description
Supporting a family towards their infant feeding goals requires specialized support during a brief but intense and high stakes time period. Families face barriers to care including lack of access to outpatient support, financial costs due to lack of insurance coverage, and difficulty being treated as a dyad. For some families, these are compounded by structural and medical racism, provider bias for queer/trans families wanting to chestfeed/bodyfeed, language barriers, and citizenship status.

IBCLCs stand in the gap, supporting the dyad in the face of all that stands in their way as they try to breastfeed, chestfeed, or bodyfeed in the optimal way for their family’s specific needs. The stress of this task can lead to compassion fatigue, overextension, boundary violations, and burnout.

By nurturing your private practice and creating a solid foundation with clear systems, policies, and referrals, your private practice will take care of you so that you can take care of families in receiving the care they need in postpartum and beyond.
Meet the Instructor

Annie Frisbie, MA, IBCLC

Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC has been a lactation consultant in private practice in New York City since 2011. She is also the creator of the Lactation Private Practice Essential Toolkit and the accompanying Lactation Private Practice Essential Course, and is the co-host of the Lactation Business Coaching Podcast. In 2018 Annie was honored with the US Lactation Consultant Association's President's Award, "awarding those that demonstrate extraordinary service to the association and profession." 
Annie has a BA from Franklin and Marshall College with a double major in American Studies & Theatre, Dance, and Film, and an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University. She lives in Queens, New York with her husband, their two children, and their two cats. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

Annie, you continue to blow me away. For as many of your podcasts as I've listened to, this presentation had great content I hadn't heard from you before. 
Annmarie Hext, RN, IBCLC
Thanks Annie for such great tips on how to nurture my private practice. As a IBCLC just starting out in private practice it can feel overwhelming. This course was so valuable and helpful!
Julie Tower RN, BSN, IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
How to structure your private practice policies to prevent burnout and support client self-efficacy.


Learn examples of how IBCLCs in private practice provide unique support to dyads


Define compassion fatigue and burnout with concrete examples from private practice


Learn 3 specific ways a private practice IBCLC can create systems and policies in their private practice that take care of their needs thus creating more capacity to provide quality care to families.
IBLCE Content Outline
V. 6 Identifying support networks 
VII. B. 1-10 Education and Communication (all)

Course Lessons

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