Author, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC
Andrea Herron is one of the first and longest continuous certified pediatric nurse practitioners in the United States. After more than 40 years coaching women determined to breastfeed she is one of the most experienced in the field of lactation. From everyday parents to adoptive mothers, Andrea has guided thousands of mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals through support groups, lactation consultations, and childrearing education. After receiving a Master's in nursing from UCLA, Andrea became an early pioneer in the back-to-breastfeeding movement, and educated health professionals as an instructor at UCLA. Her private lactation practice, Growing with Baby in San Luis Obispo, California, is used as the national model for clinics by Women Infant and Children (WIC), the federally funded health and nutrition program.
Andrea has been married to Larry Herron, a successful spine surgeon, for over 35 years. They are the proud parents of a grown son, two Labradors, a cat, and parrot. The couple reside in Shell Beach, California.
Author & Journalist
As a professional journalist, skilled reporter, and producer, Lisa Rizzo has won state-wide respect for writing excellence throughout her career. Formerly a producer for NBC affiliated television station KSBY Channel 6 in San Luis Obispo, California, she produced more than 500 hours of live newscasts including election coverage, roadshows, and Olympic programming. As a reporter for Cal Coast News she wrote and published nearly 70 articles, covering issues ranging from disparities in healthcare, environmental crises, corruption in government to financial fraud. Lisa conducted investigations which ultimately shed light on injustices and abuses of power.
Educated at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in California, Lisa has a Bachelors of Science degree in journalism. She is a member of The Society of Professional Journalists and is the current President of the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum. Married to Attorney Saro Rizzo, Lisa divides her time being a wife and mother, working as a freelance journalist, and managing the sales and marketing for Cafe Roma, her family's Italian restaurant.
Lisa believes breastfeeding is one of the best choices a mother can make for her baby in the first year of life. As she discovered with her two sons, a mother can experience the greatest love in bonding with her infant and a mutually beneficial health through lactation. Lisa is passionate about helping other moms overcome the difficulties they may face with a new baby so that they too can cherish the wonders of infancy and joy of nursing.