Lactation Business Plan

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Private Practice Lactation Consultant Business Plan * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Executive summary
Breastfeeding is not only a lifestyle choice but also an important health care choice. Any amount of time that a mother can do it will help both her and the baby. Many benefits of breast milk are noted for mothers, babies, and others. Breast milk has disease-fighting cells called antibodies that help protect infants from germs, illness, and even SIDS. Infant formula cannot match the perfect chemical composition of human milk, specifically the cells, hormones, and antibodies that fight disease. The private practice of lactation consultants has
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There is not a need for any other staffing for the practice. The individual consultant will run the practice independently. Funding for the practice will come from the consultant’s personal accounts and grants obtained for initial startup then funding will come from the revenue and reimbursements. Funding will be needed for supplies, and initial operating cost. Private insurances and co-pays will cover reimbursement and private paying clients unless financial hardship is determined. If financial hardship is determined, then the case will be charity case and grant funds used for this purpose. * Mission Statement * The Private Practice of Lactation Consultants is to provide expert clinical breastfeeding services to mothers and children, regardless of income, and to provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based breastfeeding information and supervised clinical opportunities.
Population Demographics
Demographics for this private lactation consulting practice include breastfeeding mothers in need of support. The population ages can be of any woman of childbearing age. According to the Department of Human and Health Services, there is no statistical data for Hamilton County, Florida. In 2005, the state of Florida had 70.6% children have been breastfed; 36.8% were breastfed through six months of age;

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