Breastfeeding can be hard work… I’m here to help you!

Working with a Lactation Consultant can make a big difference – we are trained to help you and your baby work this out.

Picture of Marie Hobden, an IBCLC Lactation Consultant in San Diego
Marie Hobden, CPM, IBCLC

Offering individualized, friendly and practical support to pregnant or postpartum families in the Phoenix area.

With 11 years of clinical experience as a Midwife and Lactation Consultant in the UK, Australia and the US, I am proud to say I have helped pregnant and postpartum families from all over the world, from all walks of life with just about every problem you could think of.

Areas of Expertise

  • Preparing for first days / weeks of life
  • Painful feeding & nipple damage
  • Concerns about slow weight gain
  • Tongue tie & lip tie assessment
  • Difficulting latching
  • Mastitis & jaundice assessment
  • Preparing to go back to work
  • Concerns about over / under supply

Fee & Insurance

I am currently contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona as an in-network provider and they will cover the total cost of multiple visits!

If you are not covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona I require payment in full at the time of our consult and will provide you with a superbill for potential reimbursement from your provider.

  • From my first client in San Diego…

    “Marie gave me the confidence to carry on. We didn’t even change much about the way I was feeding baby, she just helped me to see what I was already doing was exactly what I should be doing. Her calm nature helped me to see things completely differently and I will be forever grateful.”

    - Jessica | San Diego, CA
    December 18, 2017
  • From a former coworker in Sydney…

    “Marie is extremely motivated to ensure women get individualized, appropriate care. Her high and low risk postpartum experience ensures she can care for women and their babies with a multitude of complexities and being a lactation consultant facilitates this even further.”

    - Rachel | Sydney, Australia
    December 20, 2017
  • From a local San Diego mom…

    “I was about to give up and seeing a Lactation Consultant was a gift from my mother-in-law. I wish I had met Marie 6 weeks earlier. Her patience and her knowledge completely changed my breastfeeding experience. It didn’t happen overnight, it took a lot of hard work but with the support of Marie I was able to get through it. I can’t wait to have another baby!”

    - Elizabeth | Chula Vista, CA
  • From a midwife in Sydney…

    “Marie’s support and guidance during pregnancy sets you up for a positive and rewarding breastfeeding experience. Having built a relationship with someone you trust is so invaluable when it comes to working together to ensure a smooth breastfeeding journey. Her passion for breastfeeding is so so appreciated.”

    - Emma | Sydney, Australia
    January 12, 2018
  • From a happy new San Diego mom…

    “People like Marie just get it, new mom’s are tired and often doubt themselves, sometimes we just need someone to be nice to us and this is what I felt like when I first met Marie. She managed to advise me on how I could do things differently without making me feel like i’d been doing things wrong the whole time. She let me vent, she let me cry and she even made me laugh, something I realized I hadn’t done in a while. Me and Hollie (baby) will be forever grateful.”

    - Krystina | Pacific Beach, CA

Not sure what you need?

Get in touch and we’ll figure it out together