Sima Leah Duato


Hi there, my name is Sima Leah Duato.

Here is a little about me and my experience.

I have more than a dozen years of training and practice as a Maternal Child Health Specialist. For nearly a decade, I worked in a private practice in New York, where nearly a thousand families are served each year, before moving to the greater Detroit area. I sat boards and became certified as an IBCLC in 2010. My university education was uniquely focused on the history of women and infant health care and nutrition as well as practical assessment and support of new families.

I have helped women conquer the often challenging stages of lactation. From issues with newborn latching to pain and increasing milk production, I have worked with women to help them have successful nursing experiences – whatever that means for them. As a guest lecturer at medical schools, I have been called upon to teach medical students, interns, and residents in pediatrics and obstetrics about lactation, and have been called in by obstetricians and pediatricians to consult on breastfeeding topics.

I earned my Bachelors of Science in Maternal and Child Health and Lactation Consulting at the Union Institute and University of Cincinnati, OH. 

I am the mother of six and nursed them all for a combined total of over 14 years!

Executive Board Officer of Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants (MALC)
Member of United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)

Member of The International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)
CPR certified