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Interview with Dr. Hope Lima

Dr. Hope Lima, owner of HopeFeedsBabies, and Executive Director of The National Birth Coalition, ShLanda Burton sit down for a moment to connect and discuss their work in the birthing industry. I am so excited to share this interview with you!



Dr. Hope Lima became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2017, completed her PhD in nutritional biochemistry in May 2018, and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in September 2020.


In 2022, Hope earned the FARE Certificate of Training in Pediatric Food Allergy and now provides comprehensive care for families struggling with food allergies. In addition to owning and operating Hope Feeds Babies, Hope is employed full time at Winthrop University as an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Human Nutrition.


At Winthrop, Hope runs a research lab that focuses on helping mothers to reach their infant feeding goals, improving access to human milk, and analyzing the nutritional content of human milk.