What We Do

NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) is a leading cause of infant death, impacting thousands of babies every year. It is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects babies born prematurely or with a medical complication. The NEC Society is a non-profit, 501c3 organization,…

Who We Are

The NEC Society is a collaborative organization dedicated to building a world without necrotizing enterocolitis. We are working to better understand, prevent, and treat this devastating neonatal intestinal disease. The NEC Society was launched in January of 2014 by Jennifer…

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We need YOU to help us build a world without necrotizing enterocolitis. Together we can drive research, raise awareness, and improve outcomes for our most vulnerable babies. Here are 5 things you can do TODAY to help us build a…

News

What Is It like to Be Born Too Soon?

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, MSWFounder and Director of the NEC Society Despite me being healthy and doing everything “right,” my twins were born at 27 weeks gestation, about 90 days before their due date. I didn’t even make it into…

NEC Society and Cincinnati Children’s Announce the NEC Symposium

The NEC Society is honored to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to present the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symposium, April 13-16, 2021 at The Westin Cincinnati. The NEC Society is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on the prevention…

Human Milk Use Before Heart Surgery is Associated with a Lower Risk of NEC in Infants with CHD

Written by Jasmeet Kataria-Hale, MD and Amy Hair, MD Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects babies born prematurely or with a medical condition. NEC is likely caused by many factors, with the lack of blood…

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

These resources are available for free. 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 of the poster

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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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