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Understanding Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) – How To Spot The Signs

What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis? Around 1 in every 1,000 premature infants develop Necrotizing Enterocolitis (commonly known as NEC). Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) affects both the stomach and intestine. The intestinal tissue becomes enlarged and dies off.  NEC mainly occurs in babies that are born before 38 weeks, those that are given a feeding tube, or babies...


Baby Formula Linked to Increased Risk for NEC in Premature Infants

More and more parents across the country are filing suit against manufacturers of cow-milk formula designed for preterm infants. Studies have provided evidence that cow-milk formula has been linked to a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature babies, the result of which can be deadly. Despite evidence of the risk posed by these products,...


Link Between Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Cows’ Milk-Based Baby Formula and Fortifiers Exposed

The Yost Legal Group has produced an important educational video about the alarming link between certain types of baby formula and fortifiers (those that are specifically manufactured for premature infants) made with cows’ milk and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in premature babies (babies born prior to 37 weeks gestation). NEC is a serious gastrointestinal condition with...

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Baby Formulas Made from Cow Milk Linked to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in Premature Babies

One in ten babies born in the United States in 2020 was premature. There were 3.6 million births that year. That means roughly 360,000 premature newborns. That number shows premature births are not an uncommon occurrence. All babies need special attention and care, even more so for premature babies. However, companies like Abbott Laboratories and...