Category: Raising Awareness


Keynote Address by Dr. David J. Hackam at NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the University of California at Davis, is thrilled to announce Dr. David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, as the NEC Symposium’s day two opening speaker. Dr. Hackam is the Garrett Family Professor of Pediatric Surgery…

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How Babywearing in the NICU Changed My Life

My twins’ premature birth was traumatizing. Micah and Zachary were born at 27 weeks gestation, weighing just over two pounds each. As the twins fought to live, our family and friends surrounded us with love and support. During the twins’…

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NEC Society Announces Dr. Michael S. Caplan as Opening Keynote Speaker at the First National NEC Symposium

The NEC Society, in partnership with the University of California at Davis, is proud to announce Dr. Michael S. Caplan as the opening keynote speaker for the groundbreaking NEC Symposium. Dr. Caplan, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief…

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NICU Prize Pack Giveaway in Honor of World Prematurity Day

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17 is World Prematurity Day. To celebrate the tiniest fighters and all of those working to protect them, the NEC Society is giving away a “Preemie Courage” prize pack to one deserving NICU!…

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Save the Date! The NEC Society, in Partnership with UC Davis, Will Host the First National Symposium on Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Earlier this year, we announced that the NEC Society received an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to host the first national symposium on the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in fragile infants. Planning is now underway, and we…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Beth Schinkel

My name is Beth Schinkel I am a NICU nurse and Registered Dietitian. My first experience with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) was very early in my nursing career. I took care of an extremely premature baby in the NICU who seemed…

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NEC Society to Host First U.S. NEC Conference, Made Possible by PCORI Engagement Award

The NEC Society is a collaboration among clinicians, researchers, families and others dedicated to reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in fragile infants. NEC affects over 4,000 premature infants every year in the U.S. and 1/3 of the infants…

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Moby Wrap Giveaway!

The NEC Society is proud to continually partner with the Best for Babes Foundation to protect fragile infants from the devastating impacts of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) through the use of human milk (i.e. Miracle Milk!). Human milk can reduce the risks…

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Fauna’s Story: 23 week triplets and Necrotizing Enterocolitis

By Fauna Osborne, NEC Society Leadership Committee member On April 3, 2012 our lives changed forever. I was 23 weeks 2 days pregnant and delivered triplets. Viability for survival is generally understood to start at 24 weeks. This is where…

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NEC Society at the 2nd Annual Miracle Milk™ Stroll

On May 2, Miracle Milk Strolls were held in over 160 U.S. and Canadian Parks & Malls to raise funds, educate, & raise appreciation for the life-saving power of human milk. A human milk diet can reduce the risk of…

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