Archives


What Is It like to Be Born Too Soon?

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, MSWFounder and Director of the NEC Society Despite me being healthy and doing everything “right,” my twins were born at 27 weeks gestation, about 90 days before their due date. I didn’t even make it into…

Read More

NEC Society and Cincinnati Children’s Announce the NEC Symposium

The NEC Society is honored to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to present the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symposium, April 13-16, 2021 at The Westin Cincinnati. The NEC Society is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on the prevention…

Read More

Human Milk Use Before Heart Surgery is Associated with a Lower Risk of NEC in Infants with CHD

Written by Jasmeet Kataria-Hale, MD and Amy Hair, MD Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects babies born prematurely or with a medical condition. NEC is likely caused by many factors, with the lack of blood…

Read More

NEC Society Welcomes Nurse Scientist to Board of Directors

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) organization, is thrilled to welcome Jenny Quinn, PhD, RN, NNP to the Board of Directors. Dr. Quinn is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at NorthBay Healthcare and serves on the Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel for the…

Read More

NEC Society Welcomes Jacynta Brewton to Board of Directors

The NEC Society is honored to welcome Jacynta Brewton to the Board of Directors. Jacynta is a major gifts fundraiser at Emory University, and the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operations Officer for Emerge Woman Magazine. She has served as National President…

Read More

Webinar Series on Human Milk and the Prevention of NEC

For premature and medically fragile babies, breast milk can be a lifesaving intervention. We are just beginning to understand precisely how breast milk protects the health of our most vulnerable neonates. Our webinar series will explore evidence-based practices for optimizing…

Read More

NEC Society Welcomes Dr. Jochen Profit to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) patient-led organization, is honored to welcome Dr. Jochen Profit to the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Profit is a neonatologist at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and Chief Quality Officer for the…

Read More

Human Milk Fortifier in the NICU – we want to hear from you!

This survey closed on September 23, 2019. Please stay tuned as we analyze the results! The NEC Society launched a research project to gain a better understanding of how the label “Human Milk Fortifier” is used and interpreted by parents…

Read More