Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC
getting business advice for IBCLCs

Private Practice Advice for IBCLCs

I love helping IBCLCs to open and run their own private practices.  Read my blog posts below for tips & tricks, or…

bookcase showing some of my top 10 books for lactation consultants
for IBCLCs
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Top Ten Essential Books for Lactation Consultants

I always get asked what my favorite books for lactation consultants are, so I’ve decided to make it official for once and for all and provide you lovely folks with a top 10 list (plus a bonus at the end for private practice lactation consultants).

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Paperless lactation consultant charting
for IBCLCs
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Should you be a paperless IBCLC?

originally posted 2/11/2018- updated 12/12/19 I’m a paper loving girl.  If I buy a book, it’s hardcopy.  I can’t handle a to-do list app; it’s gotta be written on a slip of paper.  Meals for the week?  Jotted down and posted on the fridge, not added to the family Google calendar. Since the moment I

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low milk supply series pediatricians
breastfeeding research
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

low milk supply series, part 3: pediatricians

Welcome to what will likely be the shortest section of my blog post series on low milk supply, about pediatricians and breastfeeding!  If you’d like to follow along in order, please start at part 1: research and then continue to part 2: breastfeeding data before starting on this post. Pediatricians and Breastfeeding: what do they

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low milk supply series part 2
breastfeeding research
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

low milk supply series, part 2: breastfeeding data

I spent two years writing my Masters thesis on low milk supply, and now I’m translating that thesis into a series of blog posts.  If you’d like to follow along in order, please start at low milk supply series, part 1: research. Note:  If you’re not big into survey data, your eyes may glaze over

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