NEC Risk Factors

What Are the Risk Factors for Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

Although prematurity and birth weight remain the major risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), there are also other contributing factors that could increase a newborn’s risk of developing the disease.  One of these is formula feeding a preterm infant. Some formula products that have recently been the target of lawsuits for causing necrotizing enterocolitis in […]


NEC and baby formula

NEC and Baby Formula: What’s the Connection?

Several news about certain cow’s milk-based formula products causing a dangerous disease called necrotizing enterocolitis or NEC have been spreading like wildfire lately. Unfortunately, these news are not baseless and are actually backed up by research. Recent studies have indicated a potential link between baby formula products such as Enfamil and Similac and NEC in […]


NEC survival rate

What Is The Survival Rate For NEC?

The survival rate for NEC is around 44%. This means that even with the medical advancement in neonatal care, survival rates in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) stays low and mortality among infants with the condition remains high.  These survival rates, however, may be affected by several factors, including the severity of the disease, immune […]