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Medical Director, Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-2526

513-636-4402

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

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.

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

General and Community Pediatrics, General and Community Pediatrics, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine, Primary Care Offices, Perinatal Institute

My Locations

My Education

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, 2016; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2016.

My Publications

Khalsa AS, Woo JG, Kharofa RY, Geraghty SR, DeWitt TG, Copeland KA. Parental intuitive eating behaviors and their association with infant feeding styles among low-income families. Eating Behaviors. 2019;32:78-84.

O’Sullivan, EJ, Geraghty, SR, Cassano, PA, Rasmussen, KM. Comparing alternative breast milk feeding questions to U.S. breastfeeding surveillance questions. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2019 Apr 2. 

O’Sullivan EJ, Geraghty SR, Rasmussen KM. Awareness and prevalence of human milk sharing and selling in the United States. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2018;14(Supplement 6:e12567).

Dean P, Geraghty SR, Real FJ. Case 4: Diffuse rash in a 2 month old girl. Pediatrics in Review. 2018;39(4):214-215. 

O’Sullivan EJ, Geraghty SR, Rasmussen KM. Human milk expression as a sole or ancillary strategy for infant feeding: a qualitative exploratory study. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2017;13(3). 

Rasmussen KM, Felice JP, O'Sullivan EJ, Garner CD, Geraghty SR. The Meaning of "Breastfeeding" Is Changing and So Must Our Language About It. Breastfeed Med. 2017 Nov;12(9):510-514.

Felice JP, Geraghty SR, Quaglieri CW, Yamada R, Wong AJ, Rasmussen KM. "Breastfeeding" without baby: A longitudinal, qualitative investigation of how mothers perceive, feel about, and practice human milk expression. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 Jul;13(3).

Felice JP, Geraghty SR, Quaglieri CW, Yamada R, Wong AJ, Rasmussen KM. "Breastfeeding" but not at the breast: Mothers' descriptions of providing pumped human milk to their infants via other containers and caregivers. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 Jul;13(3). 

Keim SA, Boone K, Oza-Frank R, Geraghty SR. Pumping milk without ever feeding at the breast in the Moms2Moms Study. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2017;12(7):422-429. 

Young BE, Patinkin Z, Pyle L, Davidson BS, Geraghty SR, Morrrow AL, Krebs NF. Markers of oxidative stress in human milk do not differ by maternal BMI but are related to infant growth trajectories. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2017;21(6):1367-1376.