Breastfeeding can be hard work… but it’s worth it!
Marie Hobden, IBCLC
I have helped pregnant and postpartum families from all over the world, from all walks of life, with every problem you could think of!
Now a Lactation Consultant in Phoenix I’m offering friendly, individualized, unbiased and practical support to new or expectant families.
When and why might you see a Lactation Consultant
Looking for a Lactation Consultant in Phoenix, Arizona? You’ve come to the right place. Below are some some of the common issues that people have when they seek out breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding can be hard work! Finding a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to work with you can make life a lot easier!
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Getting the most from your Lactation Consultant
Why do we love birth stories?
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.”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.”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!”
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.”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.”
If you’re not sure if you need support, send me a message and we’ll figure it out.