What We Do

NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) is a leading causes of infant death, impacting thousands 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

NEC Symposium Registration Now Open

The NEC Society, in partnership with the Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Michigan, is thrilled to open registration for the NEC Symposium, taking place June 2 – 5, 2019 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor. The NEC…

Probiotics and Evidence-based Medicine

By Ravi Mangal Patel, MD, MSc When I first learned about the principles of evidence-based medicine in medical school, a key lesson involved the evidence pyramid (Figure 1). The pyramid depicts the hierarchy of evidence. Atop this pyramid sits the…

Could this be why some babies develop NEC, despite receiving human milk?

Written by Alexander Penn, PhD Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a multifactorial disease, that’s not completely understood. NEC is likely caused by a variety of factors, and often, it is likely that more than one factor must be present for NEC…

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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