Poised & Powerful Parenting

Comparison Traps in New Motherhood Around Breastfeeding and Pumping with Allison Tolman, LPN

August 08, 2022 Sarah Mayhan Episode 38
Poised & Powerful Parenting
Comparison Traps in New Motherhood Around Breastfeeding and Pumping with Allison Tolman, LPN
Show Notes

“How do I know if my baby is getting enough to eat?” is a common worry for new and even seasoned moms. Especially if you’re new to breastfeeding, you might be feeling unsure. Now, there are data-tracking apps and pumps that can help you keep exact measurements and monitor feeding schedules for your infant. But are these helpful or stressful? Are we stuck in a comparison trap unlike any other? This week, episode 38 of Poised & Powerful Podcast is sharing the importance of trusting the breastfeeding process! 

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Allison Tolman is an IBCLC, Childbirth educator, nurse and doula, passionate about helping working moms find calmness and confidence in pumping and breastfeeding while out in the workforce.

In this episode of Poised & Powerful Podcast, Allison Tolman and I discuss the following:

  • The training lactation consultants receive and what they do, and why you really want someone who understands your unique circumstances and breastfeeding goals.
  • Allison’s three different breastfeeding journeys, both in the US and as a military spouse overseas, and how her lack of pumping support led to her business.
  • Anxiety about whether or not your baby is getting enough to eat, and other common situations where lactation consultants can provide help and reassurance.
  • The inside scoop on picking a breast pump. The number of choices and tracking apps can be overwhelming - what do you really need to get started feeding or pumping?

It’s really common to need practical and emotional support around feeding your baby, and if you have questions, lactation specialists are here to help! As you learn to trust the process, and you see your baby grow, hopefully you will be able to feel more relaxed about it.

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