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Infant Oral Assessment


Latch and Positioning


Sore or Damaged Nipples


Pumping AND Bottle Feeding

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About the Owner

Hope Lima, MS, PhD, IBCLC completed the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at UNC School of Global Public Health, becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2017. She graduated with her PhD in May 2018 from North Carolina State University. Hope’s research focused on donor human milk and helps to inform feeding plans for premature and medically fragile infants across North America. Hope is actively involved in the South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, helping to run the South Carolina ZipMilk website and serving as a member of the steering committee. As an IBCLC, Hope has a passion for connecting with mothers and helping them to reach their individual feeding goals.

Hope works full time as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition at Winthrop University helping to develop and oversee the Pathway 3 IBCLC training program. She 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.


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