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United States

Hope K. Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

  • Country: United States

Hope became an IBCLC in 2017, completed her PhD in nutritional biochemistry in 2018, and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2020. In 2022, she completed the FARE Certificate of Training in Pediatric Food Allergy in order to provide comprehensive care to breastfeeding and formula feeding families struggling with food allergies. In addition to owning and operating Hope Feeds Babies in Rock Hill, SC, 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.