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.

Keim SA, McNamara KA, Jayadeva CM, Braun AC, Dillon CE, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing via the internet: The practice and health and safety considerationsMatern 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.

Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internetPediatrics. 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 AwayBreastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8:474-8.

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

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

Martin MA, Lassek WD, Gaulin SJ, Evans RE, Woo JG, Geraghty SR, Davidson BS, Morrow AL, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD. Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: comparisons with a U.S. sampleMatern Child Nutr. 2012 Jul;8(3):404-18.

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

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

Geraghty SR, Heier JE, Rasmussen KM. Got Milk? Sharing human milk via the internetPublic Health Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr;126(2):161-4.