Dr. Utami graduated from the medical faculty of Padjajaran University, Bandung in 1972 and received her specialist degree in paediatrics from Padjajaran University, Bandung in 1980.
She continued her studies in Neonatology at UMC St. Radbout Hospital in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Dr. Utami has become the foremost specialist in breastfeeding science in Indonesia.
In addition to being a senior paediatrician for over 30 years, dr. Utami received a fellowship from the Academic Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) in 2008 and has been International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2001.
Dr. Utami is frequently invited to provide her expert advice and guidance on many television programs and talk shows. She is also a lactation program coordinator.