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How the Pandemic Aggravates NICU Life

Written by Awanti Sambarey, PhD, the mother of Baby Indira. “Though she be but little, she is fierce” – William Shakespeare Nothing prepares you to have a preterm baby. My pregnancy was wonderful, and I did everything “right” – from…

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We Lost Our Daughter to NEC During the COVID-19 Crisis

Written by Emilia’s mother, Felicia Sears.  Our daughter, Emilia Quinn Sears, was born prematurely on March 15, 2020. As this was the beginning of America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, our family’s experience was unlike anything we could have imagined….

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Donor Milk Is Still Safe in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

Written by Erin Hamilton Spence, MD, IBCLC Medical Director Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas Neonatologist, Fort Worth, TX In March 2020, I was working in the NICU as my family was home on spring break. As my kids were…

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NICHD Director to Keynote NEC Symposium

The NEC Society is honored to announce that Dr. Diana Bianchi will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symposium. Dr. Bianchi is the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and…

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NEC Society Receives $450,000 Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is one of 30 patient-led organizations to become part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Rare As One Network. The Rare As One Network aims to support patient communities in accelerating research and driving progress in…

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How to Optimize the Use of Mother’s Own Milk in the NICU

Written by Dr. Meg Parker, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine In the NICU, mother’s breast milk is medicine for very premature infants. Mother’s breast milk has a multitude of nutritional and immune…

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2019 Year in Review

Thanks to our generous community of supporters, in 2019 the NEC Society brought us closer to a world without necrotizing enterocolitis. Over the last year, we’ve engaged thousands of diverse stakeholders from around the globe. Together, we’ve launched research projects,…

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A Story of Hope

Written by Dr. Ana Ruzic Do, a pediatric surgeon at the University of Kentucky For anyone who cared for Connor and his family during his 6-month NICU stay, he is the very definition of hope. Prior to meeting Connor and…

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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…

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NEC Society and Cincinnati Children’s Announce Virtual Sessions

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 NEC Symposium has been postponed. A new date for the NEC Symposium will be announced once it is safe to hold in-person meetings. Due to the unique nature of the NEC Symposium, and…

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