Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP

Medical Director, Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic

Academic Affiliations

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 Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic. 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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Boone KM, Geraghty SR, Keim SA. Feeding At the Breast and Expressed Milk Feeding: Associations with Otitis Media and Diarrhea in Infants. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016;174:118-125.

O’Sullivan EJ, Geraghty SR, Rasmussen KM. Informal human milk sharing: A qualitative exploration of the attitudes and experiences of mothers. Journal of Human Lactation. 2016;32(3):416-24.  

Keim SA, McNamara K, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Drugs of Abuse in Human Milk Purchased via the Internet. Breastfeed Med. 2015;10(9):416-8.

Klag EA, McNamara K, 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;54(11):1059-67.

Geraghty SR, McNamara K, Kwiek JJ, Rogers LK, Klebanoff MA, Augustine MS, Keim SA. Tobacco metabolites and caffeine in human milk purchased via the Internet. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2015;10(9):419-24.

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.

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.