OverviewSo, 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.