About Me

Johanna Sargeant is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Zurich, Switzerland, providing breastfeeding support to women around the world.
Originally from Australia, she is passionate about empowering new mothers with empathetic support and reliable, evidence-based information, giving them the confidence necessary to watch their babies grow with pride.

Her extensive array of work includes:

    Panelist at the World Health Organisation's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative congress in Geneva (2016-10-24)

  • Google Zurich's onsite breastfeeding advisor throughout the opening of new breastfeeding and parenting facilities, providing employees and visitors with support and advice.

  • Presenter at Google's internal Tech Talk on pregnancy and early parenting (2016-02-02).

  • Recipient of a Diversity Scholarship with iLactation for the International Breastfeeding and Human Milk conference.

  • Involved in the running of a support group for new mothers through a local hospital, Paracelsus Spital Richterswil, where she is recognised as a local expert in particular breastfeeding issues.
            • Founder and administrator of the 1700 member Facebook group "Breastfeeding Mamas in Switzerland", providing an accurate peer-to-peer support network for both mothers and health professionals throughout the country.
            • Swiss representative and administrator for the Human Milk For Human Babies organisation, promoting informed, informal milk donation and connecting mothers with over- and under-supply of breast milk.
  • 'Baby Baby' columnist for the parenting magazine "Family Matters", as well as writing for the international magazine "Breastfeeding Today" (circulation >100k)

Her past studies include English Literature, Secondary Education, Biomedical Science and Occupational Therapy, both in Australia and Canada.


"Johanna Sargeant is the reason why many English-speaking, expat women in our area go on to having successful breastfeeding experiences, with 'success' defined in the most personal of ways. Her compassionate, and evidence-based style is also highlighted by her no-B.S., all-inclusive attitude. I seriously think the world of this lady."

"Johanna is one of a kind. Such a generous person with her immense knowledge and the one you want to see when you need to plan your breastfeeding journey or need help because something went wrong or you're in need of information and reassurance. I saw Johanna for a pre-natal consultation and after birth. I struggled so much with breastfeeding and I can honestly say I would not be here breastfeeding my 3 month old without her help."

"Johanna is such an amazing resource for anyone looking for help on their breastfeeding journey. She is not only knowledgeable but is genuinely interested in your concerns and goals. She fosters a judgment free approach and gives you the tools you need to succeed. I can’t recommend her enough and I don’t know where my little one and I would be without her!"

"When you combine knowledge and passion about a subject like breastfeeding, mountains are moved in such a compassionate way! Johanna and Francesca you have clearly found your calling! Because of that, the breastfeeding journey of many mamas and babies will be an empowered one! My hat goes off to both of you! BRAVO!" (Regarding our prenatal breastfeeding preparation classes).

Learning to ski as a 31 year old... always learning something!

Follow her frequent goings on with her Facebook page, Milk and Motherhood,

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