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 in legal publishing. Her articles and stories have been published and she blogs a bit too. Barbara spends an hour a day at a primary school as a one-to-one lunchtime supervisor, where she gets to see the world from an amazing perspective as she believes that all children’s needs are special. Contact Barbara at

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