Mercedes Thomas, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC

I’m a mother, wife, board certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP), author, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). As a new mother I’ve gone through many of the things that new parents face which is why it’s my mission to combine my nursing expertise with my experiences as a mom to support families with modern, evidence-based education and resources by working directly with patients and organizations.

I have over 13 years of experience in nursing including neonatal and advanced pediatric health in both the hospital and primary care settings. I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and with my Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama.

In my downtime, you can find me spending time with my family, traveling, and advocating at the local and national level for families to have the best access to equitable, quality healthcare and breastfeeding services!