Events

Upcoming events

Introduction to Solids Workshop

Thursday, April 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Praxiszentrum Arcus, Thalwil
Price: CHF 25
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Are you thinking about introducing solid food into your baby’s diet? Have you received feeding advice that you are unsure of and would like some clarity? This workshop will cover the following:

  • History and constant evolution of infant feeding,
  • WHO and Swiss guidelines (and why these may differ),
  • Signs of readiness and myths of readiness,
  • Baby-led weaning versus Puree versus a combination
  • Ideal first foods (and far-from-ideal first foods)
  • Allergies and gut health
  • Iron
  • Safety concerns and choking prevention.

Cost is CHF 25 each. Looking forward to seeing you all there!



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iLactation Global Conference: Inform * Improve * Impact

March – May 2019
https://ilactation.com/

Presenting: “It’s Not About the Milk: The Donor Milk Recipients’ Experiences, Maternal Identity, and the Implications for Breastfeeding Promotion”

Abstract: There often exists a celebratory atmosphere when a parent-in-need obtains donor milk and is able to feed their baby a diet of exclusively human milk. As a result, many forms of support drastically reduce or cease altogether; The baby is growing healthily, and the perception is often that the mother has achieved her goal of ensuring her baby has the best nutrition possible. For the vast majority of these women, however, wanting to breastfeed is not about the milk, but about the relationship and the act itself. It is about maternal and feminine identity.



Past events

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Breastfeeding Support Group: Milk and Motherhood Meet-up

Friday, February 1, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Schlossbergstrasse 14B, 8820 Wädenswil
Price: By donation
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My support group is finally back on this Friday, woot!

It’s now in my living room to enable it to be donation-only. Pay what you can, if you can. My goal is to rid any barriers that may be there for women to be able to access support.

Come to my couch in Wädenswil for reliable, evidence-based knowledge, surrounded by empathetic support and other like-minded mothers. This is a time to discuss personal problems or struggles with a group, under the guidance of a lactation consultant IBCLC (me!), to celebrate your achievements, to cry in frustration, to gain support and, of course, to enjoy coffee, tea and simple snacks — vital!

I have many toys and books to keep your little ones occupied, so feel free to come along with any/all of them!

Message me for the exact address, if you haven’t been before — we are close to the train station and very accessible.



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Breastfeeding Support Group: Milk and Motherhood Meet-up

Friday, December 14, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Schlossbergstrasse 14B, 8820 Wädenswil
Price: By donation
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New meet-up location! Come to my home in Wädenswil and be empowered with reliable knowledge and empathetic support, surrounded by other like-minded mothers. This is a time to discuss personal problems or struggles with a group, under the guidance of a lactation consultant IBCLC (me!), to celebrate your achievements, to gain support and, of course, to enjoy coffee, tea and snacks — vital!

I have many toys and books to keep your little ones occupied, so feel free to come along with any/all of them!



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Breastfeeding Support Group: Milk and Motherhood Meet-up

Friday, September 21, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Praxiszentrum Arcus, Thalwil
Price: CHF 25

This week: The Impact of Mama’s Nutrition

This week we will spend the first part of the session looking at everything to do with your nutrition as a breastfeeding mama.

  • How your nutrition impacts on your milk production
  • Foods that are recommended to eat or to avoid and why/if this is necessary
  • Potential allergens and what to do
  • Safe weight gain and weight loss for mama and realistic goals
  • …And anything else you’d like to talk about!

At these meet-ups, my aim is to empower you with reliable knowledge and empathetic support, with a new topic each week, time to discuss personal problems one-on-one with a lactation consultant IBCLC (me 😉 ), a space to meet like-minded mothers and to build a community. Oh, and of course coffee, tea and snacks are provided — vital!



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Breastfeeding Support Group: Milk and Motherhood Meet-up

Friday, August 24, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Praxiszentrum Arcus, Thalwil
Price: CHF 25
This week: To Pump or not to Pump

This week we will spend a little bit of time looking at pumping (and not pumping!) — why you would, why you wouldn’t, common problems, different non-pumping alternatives, pain when pumping, and any other questions you may have! We will then go on to discuss more broadly, any issues you’re currently dealing with.

At these meet-ups, my aim is to empower you with reliable knowledge and empathetic support, with a new topic each week, time to discuss personal problems one-on-one with a lactation consultant IBCLC (me 😉 ), a space to meet like-minded mothers and to build a community. Oh, and of course coffee, tea and snacks are provided — vital!



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Prenatal Breastfeeding Class: The art and science of breastfeeding

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Praxiszentrum Arcus, Thalwil
Price: CHF 100 (including your partner)

You have imagined the birth of your beautiful baby, but have you imagined the first time they breastfeed? Or the third time? Or what it will be like after one week, one month or one year? Come and join two experts in the field of breastfeeding and perinatal psychology and learn about the art and science of breastfeeding.

Mums-to-be and their partners (who play a vital role in their success!) are invited to a very different kind of breastfeeding preparation course. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Info: Francesca Baracchi (+41-76-679-97-67) or Johanna Sargeant (+41-76-504-13-89)