Category: Raising Awareness


When Mother’s Milk Was All I Had to Give

Posted from: I’ve been exclusively pumping breast milk for over two years. Neither of my twins could nurse at birth because they were born incredibly fragile at 27 weeks gestation. I managed to establish a milk supply for twins by…

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FAST FACTS: Miracle Milk™

In the context of thousands of years of human existence, human milk is ordinary just like blood or eyes are ordinary. It is only when human milk is absent, however, that it dawns on us that human milk is extraordinary human milk. Nowhere is…

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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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NEC Society and Best for Babes launches 1st Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Mother’s Day Stroll to Save Lives

The NEC Society and Best for Babes® Foundation announces another first for healthier moms and babies — the 1st Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Mother’s Day Stroll . On Saturday May 10, 2014, thousands of parents, friends, family and community members, will…

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Miracle Milk™: Human Milk Saves Lives

The NEC Society Partners with the Best for Babes Foundation on the 1st Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Stroll Human milk is critical to help prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants. The NEC Society is proud to partner with the Best for…

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Necrotizing enterocolitis: a devastating digestive disease of premature babies

A friend of a friend of a friend introduced the NEC Society to a compassionate, committed neonatologist, Dr. Jessica Madden, based in Green Bay, WI. Throughout her career, Dr. Madden has witnessed NEC harm too many infants. As a neonatologist…

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10 Incredible Gifts for NICU Families

Ideas to support families while they are in the NICU, from parents who have been there.

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After losing son to NEC, a mother pushes for milk bank and starts NEC Society

We are grateful to the Detroit Free Press for helping us raise awareness about the devastating impacts of NEC. To increase our impact, please comment on the story, and then recommend, share, and like it. A Mom’s Journey through Grief…

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Pointers for Parents of Preemies

No one plans to be a parent of a preemie. But for those of us who suddenly find ourselves in this overwhelming, uncertain, foreign place called the NICU, with our tiny babies outside of our bodies…what do we do? How…

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis killed my baby and claims the life of another baby every day. We’re coming together to prevent this common, deadly neonatal disease.

The first time I heard, “Necrotizing Enterocolitis” (NEC), my son Micah was critically ill. I tried desperately to keep myself together and listen as his healthcare team explained this deadly disease. But, all I could focus on was Micah. In…

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