Barbara Higham is former editor of Breastfeeding Today and now editor of Women’s Health Today for Praeclarus Press. She lives in Wharfedale in West Yorkshire and has three children, aged 11, 15, and 19. Before becoming a mother, breastfeeding advocate and counsellor, she got her BA Hons. at Manchester University in German Language and Literature, passed the Law Society Finals in Chancery Lane, and qualified as a solicitor, following articles of clerkship in a Mayfair firm, bought and sold children’s books at Foyle’s on the Charing Cross Road, and wrote and edited law reports. Her articles and stories have been published and she blogs a bit too. She is happy to take on freelance work if you want to offer her any. Contact Barbara at


or contact me in my role as editor for womenshealthtoday.blog


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  1. I was happy to discover your memory of the bumbelara jingle.
    The version I and my siblings remember from almost 70 years ago (Lancashire UK)went,
    “123 alara I saw my Aunty Clara
    Sitting on her bumbelara
    Eating chocolate soldiers”

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