Linda Smith, MPH, LCCE, IBCLC

Linda Smith’s 40-year career in women’s health advocacy and support began as a physical education teacher, and extended into her practice as childbirth educator, doula, and lactation consultant. She played a major role in the development of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). She holds a Master’s in Public Health, is an Adjunct Instructor in the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton OH, and is the author of 4 textbooks on birth and breastfeeding and co-authored La Leche League’s book Sweet Sleep. She has lectured in at least 15 countries; her presentations have been translated into 10 languages including Inuktitut.