can feel really complicated - but it doesn’t have to.

Whether you’re expecting a baby, a new parent figuring out all the details of breast/chestfeeding, parenting an older child with complicated nutrition needs, or just want some support for yourself - we’ve got you covered.

your culture and personal preferences inform your care

All foods and lifestyles can fit here. We prioritize honoring your culture, and use an intuitive eating approach that allows you to keep all the foods you love in your life.

We don’t shy away from the complicated stuff

Whether it’s a new diagnosis or a roadblock you’ve tried everything for - we’re here for it. We’re proud to pursue continuing education in some of the toughest topics around so that we can support you no matter what.

We know you’re also the expert here

We don’t dismiss symptoms or brush things aside: We know you’re the expert on your own body and your kiddos, and we want to hear about what you know so we can create a plan that’s actually helpful.

We take a different approach than you may have experienced before…

Meet our Team

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 2022, Hope earned the FARE Certificate of Training in Pediatric Food Allergy and now also provides comprehensive care for families struggling with food allergies. 

In addition to owning and operating Hope Feeds Families, Hope is employed full time at Winthrop University as an Assistant Professor 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.

In 2024, Hope is expanding to add Internal Family Systems (IFS)-informed nutrition counseling to support individuals with disordered eating behaviors to her repertoire.

she/her | PhD, RDN, IBCLC

Owner, Lead Lactation Consultant, and Lead Dietitian

Dr. Hope Lima

Lactation Consultant and Social Worker

Sydney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of North and South Carolina (LISW-CP/LCSW). Sydney graduated from Clemson University in psychology and received her Masters in Social Work from Winthrop University in 2016. In her journey as a mental health counselor, she enjoys supporting both individuals and families through a multitude of adjustments and challenges in life. 

Sydney became a mother in 2020, where she experienced the enjoyment and challenges associated with breastfeeding. At that time, she connected with Dr. Lima and became interested in learning ways she can merge her license as a Social Worker with Lactation Consulting. Now, as a mother of two young boys, she has the passion for working alongside women as they adjust to becoming mothers.


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We ❤️ Interns

We're dedicated to helping train the next generations of healthcare providers, which means you may see our interns make an appearance on our website. Thank you for supporting them as they gain clinical experience!