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Johanna Sargeant, BA, BEd, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2021, *WEBINARS, GOLD Lactation 2023
  • Country: Switzerland
Biography:

Johanna Sargeant is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, teacher and writer based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is passionate about utilising her background in education, biological science, psychology and language to empower parents with empathetic support and evidence-based information through her private practice, Milk and Motherhood.

Originally from Australia, Johanna provides much-needed English-speaking support to many thousands of parents throughout Switzerland and across Europe, and has recently been writing new education modules for the European Society of Paediatric Research and the European Society of Neonatology. She has taught at the University of Zurich, has spoken as a panelist for the WHO's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative congress in Geneva, has been an expert speaker and facilitator for Google, and has presented at a wide variety of international conferences. The complexities of her personal feeding experiences fuels her passion for providing knowledgeable, guilt-free infant feeding support globally.

CE Library Presentation(s) Available Online:
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At-Breast Supplementation: Practical Tips for Using a Variety of Supplemental Feeding Tube Devices
Using an at-breast supplementer is often thought to be annoying, complicated and unsustainable -- but it doesn't have to be! While many lactation consultants are aware of the benefits of supplementing directly at the breast, many admit to feeling overwhelmed, and few actually use it with their clients. With this presentation, you will learn the specific benefits and barriers to this form of supplementation, view demonstrations of a variety of these devices, and learn some tips and tricks to make this at-breast supplementation feasible and sustainable for families. We all need to feel comfortable recommending and teaching the use of these tools, enabling us to foster the best overall health for the families we support.
Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1.25  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 74  |  Hours / CE Credits: 75  |  Viewing Time: 52 Weeks
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When Evidence and Empathy Aren't Enough: Changing Your Lactation Practice to Boost Client Success
Lactation professionals often accompany clients through the process of making difficult decisions: The client who wants to exclusively breast/chestfeed but loves that their partner gives infant formula each evening; The client who wants to and doesn’t want to stop pumping simultaneously; The parents who feel unsure about a potential frenotomy procedure; The client with breastfeeding aversion, desperately struggling with their 18 month old. Lactation professionals aim to provide empathetic care and to give the evidence needed to make informed decisions, and yet there are times where this is not enough and where clients continue to struggle to choose what works best for them. Here, learners will explore some Motivational Interviewing strategies that will actively empower clients, resulting in a significant shift in lactation practice overall. Discover how the strong desire to inform, advise and fix client problems can significantly reduce positive outcomes, and how a focus on the client’s own ‘change talk’ and ‘sustain talk’ can actively mobilize them towards their goal. Learn specific tools to immediately apply in consultations so parents feel deeply supported, feel motivated towards change, feel ownership of their plan, and to ultimately increase the likelihood of their success.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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Seeing the Bigger Picture: Finding Clues in Our Breastfeeding Clients' Surroundings
Home visits play an integral role in the practice of many Lactation Consultants around the world. There are undoubtedly many benefits to meeting our clients in their own space, and one of these is that we can immediately garner a wealth of valuable information within a very short period of time. Along with learning a variety of quick and easy ways to stealthily, respectfully gather vital information about important feeding practicalities, this presentation will explore mental health, cultural humility and personal safety. We will explore the array of clues and red flags that may unknowingly surround you with regard to the clients' mental health and their overall safety. Additionally, as someone who works with clientele from over 75 different countries, Johanna shares what she has learned regarding the variations and commonalities between cultures when it comes to performing home visits, and which behaviours we can adopt to ensure continued humility and respect.
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Clinical Skills, Counseling Skills
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Mastering Lactation Conversations: Creating Successful and Achievable Care Plans
Our work with clients involves so much more than simply an in-depth knowledge of lactation. Higher level counselling skills are imperative in allowing our clients to move forward with confidence. We may know exactly what is needed in order for them to achieve 'lactation success', but they don't follow through in the way they had originally committed, or in the way we expect. Additionally, knowing what is needed for them to reach their goal might be entirely contradictory to what they actually feel capable of managing in their daily life – and this can be a very frustrating place for us to navigate as their lactation consultant. This presentation is for anyone who has ever felt frustration at their client's unwillingness to simply 'follow the plan', and for those who feel stuck for the right words during tricky conversations regarding a client's lactation goals. Uncover ways to create space for vulnerability, to anticipate and confront possible barriers, and to straddle the very complex and ever-moving line of a client's perception of success or of failure.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks