Hope 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 addition to owning and operating Hope Feeds Babies, Hope is employed full time at Winthrop University in the Department of Human Nutrition overseeing the Certificate in Medical Lactation and running 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. As an IBCLC, Hope has a passion for connecting with mothers to help them to reach their individual feeding goals and advocacy for maternal health. As an RDN, Hope loves to support parents in feeding their children, whether that is traditional solids, baby-led weaning, or blenderized tube feeds.
Bachelor of Science in Biology at WV Wesleyan College (2012)
Masters of Science in Animal Science at NC State University (2014)
Bachelor of Science in Food and Consumer Sciences at NC Central University (2017)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition Sciences at NC State University (2018)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2017)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (2020)
International Lactation Consultant Association
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition
Appalachian Breastfeeding Network
I provide lactation services and nutrition services for families from a holistic & HAES aligned approach.