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.

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Marie Hobden


Years clinical experience


families helped

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!

Pregnant and Planning


Start the learning process before baby is here. Learn about what to expect in those first few days and how best to prepare.
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Difficulty latching, painful feeding and nipple damage
Let’s work together to find out why this is happening and how we can fix it!
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Concerns about supply / slow weight gain
We can do pre/ post feed weights to work out exactly what your baby is getting and troubleshoot ways to increase supply.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) Recommends It
Everybody deserves expert care in the home with their new baby. It helps! And there’s evidence to support it!
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Previous breastfeeding difficulties
If you had issues last time, let’s work through these before baby is here. We can plan and avoid the same problems.
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Going back to work
This can be such a difficult time! Know your rights as a breastfeeding mother and learn the best ways to maintain supply.
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My recent blog posts

I love sharing my personal experiences, new research and evidence and other useful information. Hope you enjoy!

Getting the most from your Lactation Consultant

Marie Hobden | December 12, 2017
I’ve been asked a lot of questions by new families over the years about what...

Why do we love birth stories?

Marie Hobden | January 28, 2018
When I was 18, I delivered my first baby. It wasn’t an accident, I didn’t happen upon someone about to giv...

7 Tips for Boosting Milk Supply

Marie Hobden | January 28, 2018
Concerns around milk supply are something most new families experience at some...
  • 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

If you’re not sure if you need support, send me a message and we’ll figure it out.