What We Do

NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) is a leading cause of infant death, impacting hundreds of babies every year in the United States. It is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects preemies and medically fragile infants. The NEC Society is a non-profit, 501c3…

Who We Are

The NEC Society is a clinician-family collaborative organization specifically focused on the understanding, prevention and treatment of NEC. The NEC Society was launched in 2014 and is spearheaded by two mothers who lost their own babies to NEC. We are…

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Volunteer your time, donate funds, get active in your community…there are so many ways you can support the NEC Society and protect our most fragile infants from this devastating disease. We’re changing the status quo by working together with people…

News

I Gave My Baby Breast Milk. Why Did She Develop NEC?

Written by Dr. Steven McElroy, University of Iowa, and Dr. Misty Good, Washington University I Gave My Baby Breast Milk. Why Did She Develop NEC? As neonatologists who have dedicated their careers to understanding necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), this is a…

NEC Society Welcomes Accomplished Attorney to Board of Directors

The NEC Society is honored to welcome Hayley Rohn, an accomplished estate planning attorney, to the organization’s Board of Directors. Hayley hails from Michigan and is an attorney at Hayley E. Rohn PLLC, an innovative virtual law firm. Hayley has…

NEC Society Welcomes Distinguished Neonatologist to Advisory Council

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society, a nonprofit dedicated to improving outcomes for babies at risk of NEC, is honored to welcome Dr. Camilia R. Martin to the NEC Society’s 12-seat Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of…

VIDEO: NEC Prevention Through Collaboration

Check out our new video designed to encourage providers and patient-families to partner to improve care for babies!

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Educational Resources

The following resources are available free of charge for any NICU or nonprofit. Please print and display them to help us raise awareness!  Click here for 8.5 x 11 version of the poster. Click here for 8.5 x 11 version…

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The Best Children’s Hospitals and NICUs use Donor Milk

The NEC Society is committed to reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). We strive to raise awareness, empower families, and provide information on factors that increase or decrease the risks of NEC. It is imperative that families have open,…

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