Category: NEC Society Blog


Support the NEC Society

Please help us raise awareness and funds to build a world without necrotizing enterocolitis! Here’s how you can get involved:  Make a tax-deductible donation to the NEC Society Read and share our What is NEC? info sheet Read and share…

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The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Care

Written by Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS, C-ELBW and Liz Drake, MN, NNP, CNS, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW, EngageGrowThrive In the NICU, parental well-being can help babies thrive. The health of infants is intertwined with the health of their parents. When an…

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We’re hiring! Apply to join our team!

The NEC Society is hiring a Fundraising Manager! Please review the details and instructions below for more information. Thank you for believing in our vision of a world without necrotizing enterocolitis! About the NEC SocietyThe Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is…

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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. If you’d like to support this work, please visit NECsociety.kindful.com July is Bereaved Parents Awareness Month.Years have passed since I held my…

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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. The NEC Society has also published a statement regarding probiotics:…

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