Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding seems so natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally. It was difficult for me and led me to train and study to help others. I’m here to help you meet your goals! Whatever they may be.

- Allison

biggest questions about milk supply

BIGGEST Questions about Milk Supply

Biggest questions about milk supply?? It’s just a lot! If you’re questioning your milk supply, know that you’re not alone! Many breastfeeding mothers have big questions about milk supply. Your milk supply will look different depending on your health history, how you choose to feed your baby and how you manage your supply. So, in…

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learn to pump from youtube

Learn to Pump from YouTube??

Learn to pump from YouTube? You can learn a lot from YouTube University just watching videos online. New Little Life founder, Allison, did this recently when she and her husband remodeled their kitchen. They consulted the experts of YouTube quite a bit and realized something. Some of these YouTubers were actually experts and some of…

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PUMP Act

Pump Act Passes! December 23, 2022

The Pump Act, also known as the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act, is a bill that just passed by Congress. This bill expands on other legislation and adds more protections for pumping mothers. Organizations must provide breastfeeding parents enough time to pump and a private place (other than the bathroom) to pump…

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reasons for low milk supply

Reasons for Low Milk Supply

Reasons for low milk supply can be many. Low milk supply can be caused by a bad latch, a sleepy baby, underlying health conditions for mom or baby, lack of consistency in pumping. Even supplements claiming to help milk supply can actually hurt it. That’s a lot of different things! How do you determine what’s…

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Low Milk Supply or Low Pumping Output

Low milk supply or low pumping output? What’s the difference? If you’re struggling with either of these issues, New Little Life can help! This blog post will define what low milk supply or low pumping output is, and what you can do about it. The focus of this post is for moms who are combining…

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pumping schedule

How to NOT FAIL at your Pumping Schedule

A pumping schedule is probably one of the top things on your mind if you’re returning to work after having a baby and want to continue breastfeeding. Pumping schedules are really important! But what’s more important is consistency instead of perfection. This post will cover New Little Life’s founder Allison Tolman’s pumping journey with her…

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reason not to pump

5 Reasons NOT to Pump

A reason not to pump? You probably don’t hear that very often. Pumping has surged in recent years, especially since insurance companies now cover breast pumps. But just because you can get a breast pump doesn’t mean you have to use it! This post will cover five reasons NOT to pump.

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haakaa breast pump pros and cons

The Haakaa Breast Pump PROS and CONS

The Haakaa Breast Pump, while technically a breast pump, is not a traditional electric pump. It’s a silicone cup that you squeeze to attach to your breast and it pumps milk through manual suction. Although you can pump a couple ounces from your breast with this, it’s not going to empty you like an electric…

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leaking breastmilk

Leaking Breastmilk? What are the BEST products to help?

Whether you’re new to breastfeeding, or are a seasoned pro, you might be leaking breastmilk! Leaking breastmilk is really common, especially when you are first establishing your supply. But what is the best way to contain leaking breastmilk? This blog post will cover some of the best products to help with leaking breastmilk! (This post…

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breastfeeding day five

Breastfeeding Day Five: What to Expect

How do you know what to do on day five of breastfeeding?? As an IBCLC, nurse, and third time mom, you might think that I have breastfeeding down to a science. While it’s true I have lots of tips and tricks, every breastfeeding experience can be so different! This series came about when I had…

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breastfeeding day four

Breastfeeding Day Four: What to Expect

How do you know what to do on day four of breastfeeding?? As an IBCLC, nurse, and third time mom, you might think that I have breastfeeding down to a science. While it’s true I have lots of tips and tricks, every breastfeeding experience can be so different! This series came about when I had…

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breastfeeding day three

Breastfeeding Day Three: What to Expect

How do you know what to do on day three of breastfeeding?? As an IBCLC, nurse, and third time mom, you might think that I have breastfeeding down to a science. While it’s true I have lots of tips and tricks, every breastfeeding experience can be so different! This series came about when I had…

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breastfeeding day two

Breastfeeding Day Two: What to Expect

How do you know what to do on day two of breastfeeding?? As an IBCLC, nurse, and 3 time mom, you might think that I have breastfeeding down to a science. While it’s true I have lots of tips and tricks, every breastfeeding experience can be so different! This series came about when I had…

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breastfeeding day one

Breastfeeding Day One: What to Expect

How do you know what to do on day one of breastfeeding?? As an IBCLC, nurse, and 3 time mom, you might think that I have breastfeeding down to a science. While it’s true I have lots of tips and tricks, every breastfeeding experience can be so different! This series came about when I had…

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Everything You Need to Know in the First Week of Breastfeeding

How do you know what to do in the first week of breastfeeding?? As an IBCLC, nurse, and 3 time mom, you might think that I have breastfeeding down to a science. While it’s true I have lots of tips and tricks, every breastfeeding experience can be so different! This series came about when I…

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