Even the name is foreboding and for good reason! (NEC) is a serious gastrointestinal problem that mostly affects the intestines premature babies. This inflammatory condition can happen when infants are not receiving only human milk or have received antibiotics which can cause damage in the digestive tract.
May is Necrotizing Enterocolitis Awareness Month
There is a ton of research which looks at the connection between human milk feeding and significantly reducing the risk of developing NEC.
To learn more check out NEC Society