A photo of Julie Ware.

Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


Dr. Julie Ware is an experienced board-certified pediatrician who specializes in breastfeeding medicine. She joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in September 2014 as a community breastfeeding liaison and a member of the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Her particular interest is improving maternal and child health through the promotion and support of breastfeeding, especially in those populations least likely to breastfeed. Dr. Ware is interested in community breastfeeding outreach and collaboration with partner organizations in the community.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics

Blog Posts


BlogHealthy Living

Breastfeeding: Let’s Make it Work

By Julie Ware, MD8/23/2021

Needs More Awareness: Local Resources Available for Breastfeeding Moms

BlogLearning and Growing

Needs More Awareness: Local Resources Available for Breastfeeding Moms

By Julie Ware, MD8/7/2019

My Locations

My Education

BA: Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1978.

MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1981.

Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1984.

MPH: University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2012.

Certification: Permanent Certificate Holder in Pediatrics, 1986, and current with MOC requirements; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2011.

My Publications

Breastfeeding Disparities and Their Mediators in an Urban Birth Cohort of Black and White Mothers. Morrow, AL; Mcclain, J; Conrey, SC; Niu, L; Kinzer, A; Cline, AR; Piasecki, AM; Defranco, E; Ward, L; Ware, J; et al. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2021; 16:452-462.

Exploring the Breastfeeding Experiences of African American Mothers Through a Critical Race Theory Lens. Knox-Kazimierczuk, FA; Nommsen-Rivers, L; Ware, J; Graham, C; Conner, N. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2021; 16:487-492.

African American Breastfeeding Peer Support: All Moms Empowered to Nurse. Ware, JL; Love, D; Ladipo, J; Paddy, K; Starr, M; Gilliam, J; Miles, N; Leatherwood, S; Reese, L; Baker, T. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2021; 16:156-164.

Hydroxyurea Exposure in Lactation: a Pharmacokinetics Study (HELPS). Ware, RE; Marahatta, A; Ware, JL; McElhinney, K; Dong, M; Vinks, AA. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 222:236-239.

Pediatricians Are Perfectly Positioned to Help Mothers Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals. Ware, J; Piovanetti, Y. Pediatrics. 2020; 145.

Associations Between Breastfeeding Initiation and Infant Mortality in an Urban Population. Ware, JL; Chen, A; Morrow, AL; Kmet, J. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2019; 14:465-474.

A Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative to Increase Breastfeeding Rates in Tennessee. Ware, JL; Schetzina, KE; Morad, A; Barker, B; Scott, TA; Grubb, PH. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2018; 13:292-300.