Linda J. Smith and the Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre Ltd., support breastfeeding with articles, education, and consultations for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, lactation consultants, peer counselors, peer helpers, and others providing parents with infant feeding information.
Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, author, and internationally-known consultant on breastfeeding and birthing issues. Linda serves as liaison to the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative from La Leche League International, and consultant to INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America. As a La Leche League Leader and Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator, she provided education and clinical support to diverse families over 45 years in 9 cities in the USA and Canada. Linda has worked in a 3-hospital system in Texas, a public health agency in Virginia, and served as Breastfeeding coordinator for the Ohio Department of Health. Linda recently served on the Board of Directors of La Leche League International; was a founder of IBLCE, founder and past board member of ILCA, and is a delegate to the United States Breastfeeding Committee from the American Breastfeeding Institute. Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health and is currently an adjunct Instructor at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and an affiliate faculty member of the Union Institute and University. She owns the Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre, on the Internet at www.BFLRC.com.
Statement of Professional Ethics
I pledge my support of and adherence to the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions. I accept no money or gifts from sources whose goals conflict with direct breastfeeding. I recommend the use of breastfeeding equipment to solve problems only as a last resort and for the shortest time possible. My intent is always to protect and nurture the breastfeeding relationship, restore and enhance direct breastfeeding, and assist the mother in fulfilling her breastfeeding goals. I work as a member of the health care team.