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Zhanglin (Lynn) Kong, MS, RDN, IBCLC, LDN

South Cove WIC Program/Joyful Family LLC

Being an immigrant from China myself, I have been working in a local WIC program in Boston counseling breastfeeding mothers with diverse cultural background for the past 6 years. As Registered Dietitian and IBCLC, I consult clients on their breastfeeding and nutrition issues. As 90% of our clients are new immigrants from Asian countries like China, Vietnam, South Korean and Japan, I have observed that breastfeeding women who are newly immigrated from Asia usually have lots of struggles when some traditional norms conflict within American practices. Issues also arise when old and new generations of immigrants hold different believes and values on breastfeeding.

I have graduated from Tufts University Friedman school of nutrition science and policy in 2011 and been practice as a Registered Dietitian since 2012. I served as the Chinese American in Dietetic and Nutrition (CADN) MIG group in the year 2017-2018 and served as the chair of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) MIG group 2018-2019. I teach the future Dietitians and Nutritionists as an adjunct professor at Simmons University and Urban College Boston. I am also in the process of building up my family breastfeeding and nutrition private practice “Joyful Family”.