Allison Tolman, IBCLC, LPN, ICCE, ICD
Allison Tolman, IBCLC, LPN, ICCE, ICD

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!

When others ask me why I do what I do, I think they expect me to say, “Because I love babies!"

Babies are wonderful but...

I really do what I do because I love mothers.

The transformation a woman goes through during pregnancy and into motherhood is an incredible process, but it often comes with fears, anxieties, and doubts. It doesn’t have to be so daunting.

My goal is to help the experience become easier and more relaxed for you.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”– Pablo Picasso

I love hearing from you! Here are a few places you can find me:

What’s next for New Little Life by Allison?

  • You’ll keep seeing new videos on the New Little Life YouTube channel EVERY WEEK! Content focused on breast pumps, pumping, and supporting working moms.
  • The New Little Life Podcast is continuing on to Season 3! You can find new episodes on your favorite podcast platform.
  • The Working Moms Program is thriving and will continue to grow! Join us inside if you want a step-by-step guide to pumping and lifetime access to professional support.
  • Find more personal and daily content on Instagram! Also, don't miss giveaways and a great community on our Facebook group.
  • NEW: The Pumping for Lactation Professionals Course! If you're an IBCLC looking for the most indepth pumping education available, you'll find it here with New Little Life.

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

Spinning Babies

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.