Dr. Utami graduated from the medical faculty of Padjajaran University, Bandung in 1972 and received her specialist degree in paediatrician 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.
Aside from being a senior pediatrician of over 20 years, in 2008, dr. Utami received a fellowship from the Academic Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) 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 and she is a lactation program coordinator.