MEET JOHANNA

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 evidence-based information, giving them the confidence necessary to watch their babies grow with pride.

My work focuses on so much more than breastfeeding. While always ensuring the utmost health for both you and your baby, I will constantly consider your goals and dreams of motherhood, the history that you bring with you into this journey, and the support situation that surrounds you.

I want you to feel pride and joy when watching your baby grow! Everyone deserves to move into motherhood with confidence.”

– Johanna

MY PHILOSOPHY

We know that the vast majority of women want to breastfeed their child, but misinformation, lack of knowledgeable support and self-doubt can often lead to the premature end of the breastfeeding relationship.  I hope to support new mothers so that they can feel confident, experience joy, be met with empathy, and have an understanding and respect for how their body and their baby can work together. In this way, I hope for parents to feel confident enough to be able to make the right choices for them, and to move into parenthood with confidence. 

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FEATURED IN

From the Scary Mommy article:

Johanna Sargeant is a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in Zurich, Switzerland. She thought of the hack while pumping for her own baby and trying to increase her supply.

“I’d double pump for twenty minutes after ever feed, and become more and more demoralised at the lack of milk in that bottle. I realised that I needed to stop watching! Easier said than done. Enter the baby sock. Now I advise mamas to put a sock over their pumping bottle, and it has been getting incredible results. We know that oxytocin release is inhibited by stress, and oxytocin release is required for letdowns, so if you find you are getting stressed while watching, try it!”

Maybe the best part of finding this viral post is checking out the rest of Sargeant’s Facebook page and website, which is full of great advice for nursing moms, along with tons of fascinating information.

CLINICAL WORK

In addition to my lactation consultancy practice, Milk and Motherhood, I also work as lactation consultant in other capacities: 

Founder Online Community

Founder and administrator of the 2400 member Facebook group “Breastfeeding Mamas in Switzerland”, providing an accurate peer-to-peer support network for both mothers and health professionals throughout the country.

Research Assistant and Writer

Working together with colleagues at the University of Zurich to better the world’s understanding of breastfeeding.

Mother Support Group

Ran fortnightly breastfeeding support groups for mothers at a local women’s health practice, providing a much-needed sense of community, valuable education and support. 

Trusted Advisor

Works alongside companies to better support their breastfeeding colleagues and cluents. eg. Google Zurich’s onsite breastfeeding advisor throughout the opening of new breastfeeding and parenting facilities, providing employees and visitors with support and advice.

“I just reached 6 months of EBF my little one and wouldn’t have made it this far without Johanna’s help and support. She not only knows how to help but she knows how to do it in a truly caring and genuine way that makes you feel comfortable and positive about your situation. My only change is wishing I knew about her before my birth to be better prepared.”

– Holly

Professional Highlights

I regularly speak at a variety of international conferences and local organizations:

Education

Publications

Prolific writer of all things infant feeding and parenting related. Published in the international magazines:

MY MOTHERHOOD JOURNEY

Originally from Australia, I now live in Zürich Switzerland with my husband and two growing boys (now aged 4 and 7).

My passion for breastfeeding support began after experiencing the personal trauma of being unable to feed my children in the way I had always expected, hoped and dreamed. So now, after many years of very intense studying, my goal is to be able to give women what I wasn’t able to find: real answers, and real evidence, while supporting women when they are often at their most vulnerable.

I love writing, my piano and guitar, huge hot baths, my little flower garden, and doing crosswords with my man. I definitely do not love flying, oysters, and judgmental attitudes. After camping and cycling around Europe for a year, I’m quite happy to avoid these two activities for the near future!

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