Category: Raising Awareness


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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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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