Barbara Higham

Sleeping Like A Baby

Sleeping with my babies and what the research says about it.


Is the Treatment of Tongue-Tie an ‘Unjustified Enthusiasm’?

A new study published today raises doubts about whether we can trust clinicians’ perceptions about the benefits and harms of surgical interventions.

Always Ask Questions: Don’t Let Your Tongue Be Tied

Nothing in health care should be above challenge.

Ten Traditional Children’s Games Whose Magic Persists

“The value of a game as recreation depends on its inconsequence to daily life.” A secret yet enduring world.

Waste Product or Tasty Treat?

Eating placenta, traditions and thoughts about our only disposable organ.


A poem by my daughter

Tongue-Tie Politics of Breastfeeding

Some striking parallels between the promotion of artificial baby milk and of surgical oral procedures.

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Train to Fame

Mom was forever telling me I was too curious for my own good. Well, darn it, we all like to explore.

Dusty Bluebells

Winner of Prose Category in The Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize Anthology 2013

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