Mercedes Thomas, APRN, CPNP, CLC
Mercedes is mother, wife, board certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP), certified lactation counselor (CLC). As a new mother Mercedes had to overcome many challenges during the postpartum period related to breastfeeding ranging from her son’s tongue tie diagnosis to being faced with eliminating dairy and soy from her diet due to her son’s food intolerances. It’s her mission to combine her nursing expertise with her experiences as a mom to support families with evidence-based infant feeding and postpartum wellness education and resources.
Mercedes graduated with honors earning a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and with her Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama. She has over 12 years experience in nursing including neonatal and advanced pediatric health in both the hospital and primary care settings.