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

NEC Society Welcomes Jacynta Brewton to Board of Directors

The NEC Society is honored to welcome Jacynta Brewton to the Board of Directors. Jacynta is a major gifts fundraiser at Emory University, and the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operations Officer for Emerge Woman Magazine. She has served as National President…

Fall Webinar Series on Human Milk and the Prevention of NEC

The NEC Society’s fall webinar series will focus on human milk and the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). For premature and medically fragile babies, breast milk can be a lifesaving intervention. Breast milk protects against NEC, but does not eliminate…

NEC Society Welcomes Dr. Jochen Profit to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) patient-led organization, is honored to welcome Dr. Jochen Profit to the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Profit is a neonatologist at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and Chief Quality Officer for the…

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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