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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)

There are no known means of preventing NEC, as the condition’s causes are unclear. However, some studies indicate that babies who have only breast milk are less likely to develop NEC, as are babies whose feedings only begin after they are stable, and the amounts of feedings are gradually increased as recommended. 

Locations for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)