Category: NEC Society Blog


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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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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The NEC Society teams up with the Best for Babes Foundation on 2nd Annual Miracle Milk™ Stroll

Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in U.S. and Canadian Parks & Malls for the 2nd Annual Miracle Milk™ Stroll to raise funds, awareness and human milk donations for fragile infants at risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis. What is the…

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Working Toward a NEC-free NICU

Written by Sejal Fichadia, Leadership Committee member of the NEC Society I became active in the NEC Society through my participation in Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon. I’m constantly looking for ways that I can help to improve breastfeeding rates…

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Dr. Hair encourages moms to donate breast milk, help save a baby from NEC

Written by Roseanne Moore, Texas Children’s Hospital What is supposed to be a joyous occasion – the birth of your baby – suddenly gives way to anxiety. While you know the next few months are critical to your premature infant’s…

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Mom Raises Awareness in Honor of Baby Boy

The NEC Society frequently shares stories of babies impacted by NEC- this is Kyran’s story. By Candace  Kyran was our rainbow baby. About six months before I conceived him I had had a miscarriage, with this and being overweight, I…

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Thank a Caregiver!

In honor of World Prematurity Day, November 17, we are streaming thanks to the amazing caregivers who give so much for the most fragile among us. Thank you for all you do!!!      

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