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  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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.

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.

Services and Specialties

General and Community Pediatrics

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Associations Between Breastfeeding and Post-perinatal Infant Deaths in the U.S. Ware, JL; Li, R; Chen, A; Nelson, JM; Kmet, JM; Parks, SE; Morrow, AL; Chen, J; Perrine, CG. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2023; 65:763-774.

Sustained and Boosted Antibody Responses in Breast Milk After Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination. Ware, J; Mcelhinney, K; Latham, T; Lane, A; Dienger-Stambaugh, K; Hildeman, D; Spearman, P; Ware, RE. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2023; 18:612-620.

Breastfeeding and post-perinatal infant deaths in the United States, A national prospective cohort analysis. Li, R; Ware, J; Chen, A; Nelson, JM; Kmet, JM; Parks, SE; Morrow, AL; Chen, J; Perrine, CG. The Lancet Regional Health. Americas. 2022; 5:100094.

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; Payne, DC; Staat, MA; Nommsen-Rivers, LA. 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.

Addressing Community Gaps in Breastfeeding Support: From Hospital to First Visit. Ware, J; McAllister, J; Chlon, C; Steffen, R; Haehnle, R; Crable, S; Ward, LP; Walters, E. Pediatrics. 2021; 147:332-333.

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. The 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:e20200216.

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.

From the Blog

Breastfeeding: How We Can Help
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Breastfeeding: How We Can Help

By Julie Ware, MD8/3/2022

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Breastfeeding: Let’s Make it Work

By Julie Ware, MD8/23/2021

Needs More Awareness: Local Resources Available for Breastfeeding Moms
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Needs More Awareness: Local Resources Available for Breastfeeding Moms

By Julie Ware, MD8/7/2019

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