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

Paperless lactation consultant charting
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Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Should you be a paperless IBCLC?

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 started my lactation private practice

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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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low milk supply breastfeeding research
Breastfeeding Facts
Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

low milk supply series, part 1: research

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I did my Masters degree on U.S. mothers and low milk supply.  When I started my research I thought there must be studies out there that would show exactly how many families deal with low supply. I expected to unearth some sort of perfect algorithm.  My ultimate goal was

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