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Armour George - Fades

Feeding and Autoimmunity in Down's Syndrome Evaluation Study  (FADES). 

The study is led by Professor J Hamilton-Shield, Dr Kathleen Gillespie, and Dr Georgina Williams and will be based at University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. We are collaborating with the Down's Syndrome Association and Down's Syndrome Scotland.

The study will investigate early feeding in babies and children with Down's Syndrome (DS).  We are looking for new parents willing to complete a questionnaire about their child's feeding and health as a young baby and at six and twelve months. We will also ask about the child's health yearly after this until the age of 5 years old.   Thank you for your interest in our study.

You may download a copy of the study information sheet here. If you register your interest through the email address  we will send you a copy of the study information sheet in the post with the consent forms. If at any point you would prefer to speak to us on the phone or email us our contact details are:


Tel: +44 (0)117 342 1756

Please click here to register your interest


This is a secure website and the information that you provide today will only be  accessible via a password to the researchers involved in this study.If you decide not to proceed with the study we will delete your records from the system and we will not contact you again.