The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Breastfeeding - 361 pages
So, you think you want to be a lactation consultant, open a private practice, and earn a good living by helping mothers and babies breastfeed? This is the book for you! The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started by Linda J. Smith is a user-friendly orientation and guide to the lactation consultant profession for those interested in running a full-time, profitable, and long-term lactation consultant practice.
Author Linda J. Smith presents her original "ABC" sequential format of essential skills necessary to start a successful practice in three balanced sections: Attitude, Business Skills, and Clinical Skills. Each section begins with an overview, contains a "pitfalls and problems" chapter and two examples of successful private practices from around the world.
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Becoming a Lactation Consultant
Pitfalls Related to Attitudes
Advocacy for Breastfeeding
The Lactation Consult
Breastfeeding Classes and Educational Services
Professional Responsibilities Revisited
Other Aspects of PPLC Work
Appendix A Professional Documents
Appendix B Educational Resources
Clinical Forms and Handouts
Hiring and Managing Staff
Information Resource Management Computers and the PPLC
Promotion and Marketing
Pitfalls Related to Business
Realities of Private Practice
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