I provide consultations as home-visits throughout Zurich, Zug, Schwyz and St Gallen, or at my practice room in Thalwil. I will also happily provide global support via Skype.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), offering evidence-based information and empathetic support that enables you to move into motherhood with confidence. If you have questions or uncertainties about any aspect of your child’s feeding, I’d love to assist you. All mothers deserve accurate knowledge and compassionate support to enable them to navigate this vulnerable, precious time. Read more about my areas of specialisation here.
Learn about you can do while pregnant to prepare for a smooth breastfeeding experience, along with the typical hurdles you may come across in the first few days. You will come away knowing how to get you both off to the best start possible, no matter what your birth experience. If you have had a difficult feeding experience with an earlier baby, a prenatal consultation can help you to move towards a place of healing, calm and acceptance, and to acknowledge that this new baby will come with their own new story. We can work together to ensure you feel confident, knowledgeable and ready for the next feeding journey ahead of you.
Having a baby and transitioning into your role as a mother can be a beautiful, fulfilling time, but it can also be isolating and leave you with more questions and uncertainties than ever before. Read about my options for online connection and support for wherever you may be around the world. You will soon find yourself supporting others, and realising that actually you do know what you are doing!
Who is Johanna?
I am passionate about working alongside new mothers, enabling them to feel pride and joy when watching their babies grow.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Zurich, Switzerland, working locally, nationally and globally. I am passionate about empowering new mothers and their families with empathetic support and reliable, evidence-based information, giving them the confidence necessary to watch their babies grow with pride. To ensure the best support possible, I also collaborate with many medical professionals where necessary, such as postpartum psychologists, gynaecologists, osteopaths, paediatricians, dentists and maxillofacial surgeons, to provide the best possible care.
“I thank my lucky stars that I found Johanna! She showed such compassion and understanding of both myself and my little one. She treated him as an equal participant in the process; he is a little baby but she showed such connection with him and with us as a team, it made me feel so much more at ease. Ultimately, she armed me with a wealth of valuable information, tools, techniques and exercises, along with recommendations for the top specialists. I then found the strength to advocate for my baby, trusting in what I learned, and two other specialists confirmed what Johanna had determined. We are a week in to recovery and my little one is feeding so much better and getting stronger every day. I can’t say enough how much I recommend Johanna and the support she has given to us. It is invaluable and I love how she approaches everyone with such a gentle and knowledgeable manner ❤️❤️“
“I felt like Johanna truly listened to my needs and wants for mine and my son’s breastfeeding journey, and then gave me the tools I needed to move forward with confidence. Her passion to help others meet their goals, and her incredible knowledge of the science behind breastfeeding… all major reasons I wholeheartedly trust her advice. Thank you, Johanna! Looking forward to our next consult!”