Ali Murray, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Ali Murray is a Registered Nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Ali has worked with many families in the San Diego area to provide new parent education and judgment-free support for breastfeeding families.
Ali completed her lactation consultant training and certification at the University of California, San Diego, including clinical training at Tri City Medical Center in the NICU, Outpatient Clinic, and on the Postpartum Unit. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from California State University, San Marcos. In addition, she has completed post-graduate study in Early Childhood Education at Mira Costa College.
Ali leads our Working Moms Breastfeeding Support Group and offers in-person office and home visit consultations.
Ali lives in North County San Diego with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Zoe and Percy. She spends her free time enjoying the San Diego weather outdoors as much as possible by hiking, walking on the beach with her dogs, and exploring new places with friends and family.
Ali’s Story: I fell in love with infants when I was seven and my twin cousins were born and lived down the street from me. I was able to spend a lot of time with them and eventually I began babysitting for all the neighborhood kids as soon as I was old enough. In college, I worked part-time in the infant room at the child development center on campus and also became an after-school nanny for one of the professors. After moving to San Diego after graduation, I continued my work as a private nanny for three years before deciding to attend nursing school, in order to work with infants on a more professional level.
Once I completed nursing school, I recognized the need for more support around new families in my community, so I focused my work on helping new parents get to know, and care for, their babies. It was during this time that I worked with a few breastfeeding families and decided to return to school to learn as much as I could about breastfeeding and lactation.
I feel so fortunate to have found my true passion in life and be able to assist breastfeeding families to meet their personal goals as a Lactation Consultant. I truly feel that this field has allowed me to combine my fascination of human biology with my love and extensive experience of supporting families and their children in the postpartum period and beyond.