milkmotherhood-services-2-big

Lactation Consultation

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a specialist offering evidence-based information and empathetic support that enables you to move into motherhood with confidence. 

I know how breastfeeding struggles can have such an impact on your motherhood experience, and I’d love to be your safe, trusted space while we ensure your baby continues to thrive.

“Johanna is an amazing lactation consultant who is extremely knowledgeable in tongue and lip ties. She has been so helpful and very supportive in getting my baby back to exclusive breastfeeding after a very challenging start. Without her tips and exercises we wouldn’t be where we are now! Even during these crazy Corona times she managed to help us via Skype, which surprisingly felt no different than having her sit next to me. I can highly recommend her to all mums out there! I am a mother of four and I thought I knew all the tricks…. there are more! And Johanna knows them!” 

Suzanne

AREAS of EXPERTISE

I have knowledge and experience in a vast array of infant feeding issues, including:

Oral assessments, including:

  • Tongue ties (types I-IV) and lip ties
  • Palate assessment
  • Disorganised suck
  • Overactive gag reflex
  • Suck training and strengthening

Baby concerns

  • Weight gain worries
  • Reflux and allergies/intolerances
  • Breast refusal / nursing strike 
  • Sleepy or unsettled babies
  • Safe supplementation

Mother concerns

  • Pain 
  • Latching and positioning
  • Worries about supply (low or high)
  • Clogged ducts, recurrent mastitis
  • Thrush, blebs, vasoconstriction
  • Hormonal concerns (PCOS, thyroid, etc)

Pumping & Supplementation

  • Pumping, storing and using stored milk
  • Returning to work and Swiss law
  • Bottle rejection 
  • Bottle feeding while protecting a breastfeeding relationship
  • Formula preparation and use

Weaning

  • Introducing solid food
  • Gentle weaning and night weaning
  • Fast or emergency weaning when necessary
  • Advice and support, entirely free of judgement

Special situations

  • Cleft palates
  • Genetic disorders, such as Down’s Syndrome
  • Insufficient Glandular Tissue (hypoplastic breasts)
  • Breastfeeding after surgery
  • Induced lactation and relactation

Schedule your appointment

Feel free to contact me to discuss any specific areas or issues you would like to explore.

Lactation consultations usually last 90-120 minutes, depending on your needs and your history. Follow up consultations are usually 60 mins. Shorter or longer consultations can easily be organised upon request, depending on the issues you wish to explore.

I offer consultations as home or hospital visits, in-practice or via Skype.

Not sure what to book?

Send me a message and we’ll figure it out together.