Allison Tolman
Allison Tolman, LPN, CLC, ICD, CBE

Allison Tolman Lactation Counselor | Childbirth Educator | Nurse | Doula

Sometimes, it’s not until you look backward at where you’ve come from, that you see how you found the way to where you are.

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 doula.

Now, 11 years later, I have combined my passion for learning, teaching, and serving into helping new mothers and families navigate their way through pregnancy and post-partum life.

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 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!

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When others ask me why I do what I do, I think they expect me to say, “Because I love babies!" While I do agree that babies are just the cutest...

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.

What’s next for New Little Life by Allison?

  • 1 You’ll keep seeing new videos on the New Little Life YouTube channel, blog posts, coloring pages, and more focused on pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum life.
  • 2 And MOST EXCITING, I’ll be sitting for my IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Counselor) exam in September 2020. I am so thrilled to bring additional services and even more lactation knowledge to the people I serve.
  • 3 I’m also finishing up a bachelors degree in Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation. Didn’t know that was a thing? I didn’t either! I’m so committed to continuing my career in lactation and maternal health, I can’t wait to add this knowledge and credential to my education too.