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World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Woman and baby

Providing premature and medically fragile infants with human milk offers the most protection against necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). That’s why the NEC Society joins the global community in recognizing and celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) each year. WBW takes place on…

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10 Things to Know When Your Baby is Diagnosed with NEC

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder and executive director of the NEC Society, with support from the NEC Society team. This resource and others have been developed to be included in the NEC Society’s Empowerment/Bereavement packets for families recently affected by…

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Prioritize Donor Milk Like We Prioritize Donor Blood

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder, and executive director of NEC Society After developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), my son Micah developed end-stage renal disease and received 211 units of blood. Micah would need a kidney transplant to survive, so I organized…

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10 Things for Bereaved Parents to Know

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society, with support from the NEC Society team. This resource and others have been developed to be included in the NEC Society’s Empowerment/Bereavement packets for families recently affected by necrotizing…

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From surviving NEC to propelling the NEC Society

Written by Linseigh Green, Outreach Manager for the NEC Society On August 13, 1997, my parents’ newborn wasn’t placed in their arms with a congratulatory flourish. Instead, they received news that I couldn’t hold enough glucose. Then, they were told…

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We exceeded our NEC Awareness Day fundraising goal!

We are grateful and thrilled to share that we exceeded our NEC Awareness Day fundraising goal! With our global partners, the NEC Society declared May 17 as World NEC Awareness Day in 2018. Each year since, NEC Day has allowed…

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NICU Parents Need Access to Information About Probiotics

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its statement on probiotic use in preterm infants at risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. The NEC Society appreciates the AAP’s thoughtful review and efforts. As a patient-led organization committed to building a world without…

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NEC 2021 Summer Webinars

The NEC Society is committed to providing learning and educational opportunities for our multidisciplinary community. In addition to the NEC Symposium, we host webinars on topics that matter most to our diverse stakeholders. We are delighted to announce our 2021…

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Ahmaari’s Story of Surviving NEC

Written by Ahmaari’s mother, Necole McRae This is the story of how NEC has impacted my life and my daughter’s life. I hope as you read this, you know that you are not alone, and there are families that put…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society When my son Micah was six weeks old, I thought he had overcome his fiercest battles that are common to babies born at 27 weeks gestation. He had doubled his birth…

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