Conference Info

Loading… 2016 South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition Conference October 17th and 18th North Charleston, SC Options Early Bird Registration $199.00 USDRegular Registration $220.00 USDLate Registration $240.00 USDPrinted Materials $10.00 USDSweet Sleep Pre-Sale $15.00 USD  We are proud to present our speakers Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, author, and […]

2016 South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition Conference
October 17th and 18th
North Charleston, SCscbc logo


 We are proud to present our speakers

Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, author, and internationally-known consultant on breastfeeding and birthing issues. Linda is ILCA’s liaison to the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative 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 40 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 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 Masters Degree in Public Health and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She owns the Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre.


Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre

6540 Cedarview Ct., Dayton, OH 45459-1214 USA

Phone (937) 438-9458  Skype CoachLindaSmith

email  Web site

Eliza Agrest Veradi, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, born in St. Petersburg Russia. She moved to the United States at the age of 8 and shortly thereafter relocated to Charleston SC. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and her MD from The Medical University of South Carolina, where she also completed her pediatric residency.  She is currently a solo practitioner in Charleston SC with an emphasis on evidence based medicine and breastfeeding support and education.  Dr. Varadi speaks 4 languages and uses them daily for patient care. In November 2015 and again 2016 she was featured as a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Provider by Select Health of South Carolina recognizing her outstanding care for the immigrant population.  She is also a participant in the South Carolina Pediatric Partner Research Network and the QTIP (Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics) Network on projects to improve pediatric healthcare.  Dr. Varadi is a preceptor for AHEC’s Institute of primary care and a clinical instructor for The Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing and College of Medicine teaching both medical students and nurse practitioner students. She is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically the Sections on Breastfeeding and Early Career Physicians and is the incoming Executive committee member for the AAP Section for Early Career physicians. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Dr. Varadi became passionate about breastfeeding education when she began her work in private practice. As a physician who trained in a very pro-breastfeeding institution and having an ethnic background where breastfeeding is considered the norm she quickly realized that in the general population women face many unnecessary roadblocks that prevent them from successfully breastfeeding. Her passion is the education of other healthcare providers on the safety of breastmilk of women who take medications using evidence based guidelines and dispersing misinformation about breastmilk and breastfeeding specifically in the medical community. On a personal note, Dr. Varadi is married to an amazing husband and has 2 children, whom she breastfed for 15 months and 27 months respectively. She has also been a breastmilk donor donating over 4300oz both privately and via the Mother’s Milk Bank of Texas and hopes to continue in the future. She is a huge supporter of breastmilk donation especially to milkbanks that provide the milk for sick and premature babies.


Jeff Evans, D.C. , graduated in 2001 from Life University with his Doctorate of Chiro-practic. He uses general chiropractic techniques, functional lab analysis, bio-feedback, and emotional supports. His practice focuses on pregnancy/infant care, chronic and autoimmune issues. Whether you have a baby with colic, a dad with low back pain, a mom with migraines, or a grandparent with arthri-tis, he uses various techniques to support these issues.


658 Wachesaw Road Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Phone (843) 357-9617 Fax (843) 357-9639

Gale Touger, BSN, FNP-BC, IBCLC, CHT is the first HUG Your Baby Trainer. She has worked professionally with families in primary care in a rural setting, at the workplace and in a pediatric private practice.  Gale studied at Boston University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill. She was honored as the NC Nurse Practitioner of the Year, received the Barbara Bennett Peer Assistance Award, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Gale is certified in Brazelton’s Touchpoints and the Brazelton Center’s CLNBAS teaching exam (now known as the NBO) and integrates The HUG into her work as a lactation consultant in private practice in Beaufort, SC. As a HUG Trainer Gale teaches local professionals, helps to study and develop the HUG curriculum, and joins Jan in “Giving a HUG” to parents and professionals across the USA and in the Dominican Republic. She has completed research on the impact of teaching The HUG to professionals in outpatient settings. Contact Gale at

Registration Prices:

  •  $199 Early Bird ends September 9th
  •  $220 Regular Registration ends Sept 30th
  •  $240 Late Registration
  •  $125-One day of your choice

Cancellation Policy-

Full refund minus $25 fee prior to September 12th

50% after September 12th

No refund within 2 weeks before conference

Conference Registration HERE


Wannamaker County Park-  North Charleston, SC

Cypress Hall 

8888 University Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29406









Hotel and Lodging Information:

We have blocks of rooms available for Friday 10/14 through Tuesday 10/18- Please use room rate code when booking your room.

Holiday Inn Express-North Charleston
2435 Elms Center Rd
N Charleston, SC 29406
Room Code: BFC

Fairfield Inn- Charleston North
2600 Elms Center Rd
N Charleston, SC 29406
Room Rate Code: Breastfeeding Coalition

Hampton Inn and Suites-N Charleston/University Blvd
2688 Fernwood Drive
N Charleston, SC 29406
Room Rate Code:  Breastfeeding Coalition