Sonia Patel is an RN in NJ/NY/AZ and an FNP student. She worked as a bedside nurse for 4 years in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU. During her years at bedside, she learned to advocate for her patients and their families. She taught mothers how to breastfeed their newborns with cardiac defects and to watch for signs of cardiac failure. Sonia completed her preceptorship with a comprehensive women’s health clinic, and was able to recognize how important early breastfeeding interventions encourage mothers to breastfeed their children after birth. Currently, Sonia works for Tia - a health tech company serving women.