Meet Your Black Breastie

Erica Wilkerson

Your Black Breastie Owner, Erica Wilkerson, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is also certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International and as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Association for Addiction Professionals (AAP). 

Erica joined the field of human lactation after her own personal struggles with breastfeeding. She shares, “I was the mom who didn’t make ‘enough’ milk and the mom with ‘too much’ milk.” Her personal experiences ignited her passion for Black maternal mental health, inclusive of breastfeeding challenges, adjustment to motherhood, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). She is both personally and professionally equipped to help other mothers.

Erica earned a Bachelors in Social Work from South Carolina State University, Masters in Social Work (Community Empowerment and Program Development concentration) with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Georgia, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Lactation from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Erica has federal and state government experience at the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Juvenile Justice, Family and Children Services, and in University Health Systems in partnerships with local Behavioral Health agencies. 

Erica lives in the Triangle area (NC) with her husband and two sons. Her favorite things are eating, sleeping, and jumping in the ocean. She lives for a good brunch and 90s music day party featuring bottomless mimosas and tequila!