Center for Breastfeeding Medicine

  • Meet the Team

    The Center for Breastfeeding Medicine at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for you and your baby's unique needs.

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    Medical Director

    A photo of Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD.

    Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP
    Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine

    513-636-2526

    sheela.geraghty@cchmc.org

    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

    Email: sheela.geraghty@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

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

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Director of Clinical Services

    A photo of Sarah Riddle, MD.

    Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP
    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    513-636-2326

    sarah.riddle@cchmc.org

    Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2326

    Email: sarah.riddle@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Hospitalist medicine; breastfeeding medicine

    Biography

    Sarah Riddle, MD, IBCLC sees mothers and infants in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic and is an attending hospitalist on the inpatient units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has a specialized interest in effects of acute hospitalization on the breastfeeding dyad.  

    Education and Training

    MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.

    IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2008.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2004.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 2004-2005.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.

    Publications

    PubMed Publications

    Mason Campus

    Ellen S. Springer, MD, IBCLC

    Staff Physician

    Phone: 513-636-2326

    Email: ellen.springer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Breastfeeding medicine

    Biography

    Ellen S. Springer, MD, works with the Center for Breast Feeding Medicine in an outpatient setting at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She assists mothers and infants with breast feeding related issues.

    Education and Training

    MD: The Ohio State University College, Columbus, OH, 1995.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1998.

    Certification: Board Certified, Pediatrics.

    Lactation Manager

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    Terri E. Rutz, RN, BSN, IBCLC
    Lactation Coordinator, Division of Nutrition Therapy

    513-636-4211

    terri.rutz@cchmc.org