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Successful first Life Study baby fair

PUBLISHED: 15:24 09 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 09 July 2015

Advice on hand on how to feed your baby at the fair

Advice on hand on how to feed your baby at the fair

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The first baby fair of a pioneering research project was held last week in King George Hospital, Goodmayes.

Mums with their new born babiesMums with their new born babies

Life Study will assess 80,000 babies from six months before they are born until at least their second birthday, to understand why certain children have particular health conditions or learn faster at school.

The first Life Study Fair, at the dedicated centre in Barley Lane, gave parents the chance to meet local experts and attend taster sessions on breast feeding, active birthing and infant first aid.

A spokeswoman said: “The most popular session of the day was infant first aid provided by the hospital’s resuscitation team, where mums and dads, and even some grandparents, learnt what to do if a baby is choking.

“The fair also saw some of the first Life Study babies returning to the centre and we are excited for our future events that will bring Life Study parents and babies together, to make a difference to the lives of children for generations to come.”


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