Allison Tolman IBCLC | Childbirth Educator | Nurse | Doula
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I started my career as a nurse, I never thought I’d be where I am today. Not everyone is so lucky to KNOW their passion and know where they fit into the world. A beautiful career as an OBGYN nurse led me to lactation counseling. A love for teaching and helping new mothers, along with the birth of my first child, began my journey as a birth doula.
Now, 13 years later, I have combined my passion for learning, teaching, and serving into helping new mothers and families navigate their way through breastfeeding and pumping to return to work and successfully meet their breastfeeding goals!
Being a military spouse has opened my eyes to the world and the variety of ways that one thing can be accomplished! I find true joy in helping families meet their individual goals with respect to their unique circumstances, dynamics, religion, or culture.
I am a scientist at heart, and love to find and create research to objectively answer questions. Working with an engineer I created the "Boobie Barometer" and have tested over 60 breast pumps and counting! I love compiling data and helping mothers pump more efficiently!
I am passionate about my work and helping families, not only where I am located (which is always changing #militarylife), but all over the online world. Seeing the success and challenges of growing families drives me to learn more, share more, and explore new options!
I love hearing from you! Here are a few places you can find me:
What’s next for New Little Life by Allison?
Licenses and Certifications
IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
ICD - Internationally Certified Birth Doula
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
ICE - Certified International Childbirth Educator
SBD - Certified Stillbirth and Bereavement Doula
HCHD - Hypnobabies Certified Hypno-Doula
Also certified/trained in:
Rebozo – with Gena Kirby
Placenta Encapsulation (No longer offering this service)
Official Red Cross Volunteer and Mom2Mom Shape Chapter Director
Previous CPR/First Aid Instructor with the Red Cross.