Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP

Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-2526

Fax 513-636-4402


Breastfeeding; breast milk pumping; human milk banking; multiple births

Sheela R. Geraghty, MD, is a general pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Geraghty is the medical director for the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Geraghty’s research and clinical practice focuses on barriers to successful breastfeeding.

BS: Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1995-1998.

Chief Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1998-1999.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2006, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2011.

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Keim SA, Kulkarni M, McNamara KA, Geraghty SR, Billock R, Ronau R, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ.Cow’s milk contamination of human milk purchased via the internet. Pediatrics. 2015;135(5):e1157-62.

Klag EA, McNamara KA, Geraghty SR, Keim SA.Associations between breast milk feeding, introduction of solid foods, and weight gain in the first 12 months of life. Clinical Pediatrics. 2015 Feb 2.

Keim SA, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Stafford K, Ronau R, McKenzie LB, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing: Awareness and participation among women in the Moms2Moms study. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Oct;9(8):398-406.

Keim SA, McNamara KA, Jayadeva CM, Braun AC, Dillon CE, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing via the internet: The practice and health and safety considerations. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug;18(6):1471-9.

Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1227-35.

Geraghty SR, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ, Keim SA. Buying human milk via the Internet: Just a Click Away. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8:474-8.

Geraghty SR, Sucharew H, Rasmussen KM. Trends in breastfeeding: It’s not only at the breast any more. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Apr;9(2):180-7.

Geraghty SR, Saluja K, Merchant M. Breastfeeding Disparities: Challenges and Solutions. Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2012;4(4):207-214.

Geraghty S, Tabangin ME, Davidson BS, Morrow AL. Predictors of Breast Milk Expression by One Month Postpartum and Influence on Breast Milk Feeding Duration. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Apr;7(2):112-7.

Rasmussen KM, Geraghty SR. The quiet revolution: Breastfeeding transformed with the use of breast pumps. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1356-9.