Linda J.  Smith

Linda J. Smith

Linda J. Smith is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, author, and internationally-known consultant on breastfeeding and birthing. She is ILCA’s liaison to the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and consultant to INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America. A former La Leche League Leader and Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator, she provided education and support to diverse families over 35 years in 9 cities of North America. Linda has worked in a 3-hospital system in TX, a public health agency in VA, and as breastfeeding coordinator for the OH Dept. of Health. A founder of IBLCE, founder and past board member of ILCA, she is a delegate to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee from the American Breastfeeding Institute. Linda earned her Master’s in Public Health at Wright State University in 2011 and owns the Bright Future Lactation Resource Center with the mission of “Supporting the People who Support Breastfeeding.”