Jen Thomas

Pediatrician/ Lactation Consultant

Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist at Lakeshore Medical Clinic in Franklin, Wisconsin and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She currently serves on the AAP Section on Breastfeeding leadership team as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP, and is a founder and the current Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She is the author of “Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding.” She is a sought after speaker, giving presentations on breastfeeding to any group willing to listen. She has received awards for teaching, advocacy for children, and innovation with in her practice and community. She is one of only a few physicians internationally to be recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) for her expertise on breastfeeding. Dr. Thomas' interests and research have focused on issues related to the use of social media to support breastfeeding mothers. She is a lifelong diehard Packer fan, devoted runner, mediocre violinist and will never apologize for how great her shoes are.

Episodes for this expert

  • Talking with Your Pediatrician About Breastfeeding

    Is your Pediatrician supportive of breastfeeding? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. So how do you find a physician who will be helpful to you as you breastfeed your baby? And what’s the best way to discuss breastfeeding issues with your Pediatrician?

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