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Renee Beebe, M.Ed., IBCLC and Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, CLE 


Consult Efficiency Across Practice Settings


  • Why this topic?
  • Knowledge gaps in our profession
  • Why is this important?

Current needs

  • What our survey has told us about needs in the field
  • Input from participants about their struggles

Consultation Flow

  • Business Models
  • Discuss core elements of a consultation
  • Examples of how flow can help us
  • How to use multi-tasking
  • How technology can help us or get in our way

Counseling skills and conversation strategies

  • Active listening
  • Non verbal cues
  • Specific strategies
  • Tips from other lactation consultants
  • Small group activity to practice

Using your community

  • You can't do it all by yourself
  • Other lactation professionals can help
  • Utilizing other disciplines
  • How to network to your advantage



Renee Beebe, M.Ed., IBCLC


Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, CLE

Renee Beebe, M.Ed., IBCLC is a lactation consultant in private practice. She has been working in the in the field of lactation since the birth of her first child in 1990--as a La Leche League Leader, postpartum doula and IBCLC. She draws from her background in education and child development every time she works with a breastfeeding dyad or with an intern. Since becoming certified in 1997, Renee has supported families through home, hospital and clinic visits, drop-in groups in the Seattle area and phone and skype consultations internationally. She has spoken for GOLD Lactation, The LCinPP conference, and USLCA. Her website, The Second9Months includes a popular blog about breastfeeding.

As her practice has grown, she has become more interested in helping other lactation professionals grow their businesses as well as teaching “the next generation.”

When she's not busy with babies, Renee enjoys all that the Seattle area has to offer; including hikes, concerts, art museums and hanging with her two grown daughters. International and domestic travel happens whenever possible and usually includes a lactation conference and gaining a global perspective on all things breastfeeding.

Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, has been practicing as a lactation consultant in Eastern Washington since 2010. She operates a private practice, Nurture Normally, in which she provides home consultations, as well as providing contractual lactation care with an OBGYN group and an out-of-hospital midwifery group and has also worked in the public health setting and is a retired La Leche League Leader. She also is a partner in a joint venture, Lactation Practice, providing education, consulting, and business-related services for other lactation consultants. When not working, Melissa can be found on her yoga mat or paddle boarding or cycling with her children.


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