What is NEC ?
NEC (Necrotizing enterocolitis) is a gastrointestinal condition that affects the intestines of premature babies causing intestinal inflammation which may also lead to death.
Please seek the advice of a medical professional before making health care decisions.
Does Similac and Enfamil cause NEC ?
Some studies have found the link of NEC with the consumption of Similac and Enfamil.
A study of 1,500+ newborns finding a lower number of NEC in those who consumed only breast milk. A study of Cochrane over 1,900 premature infants found 7 times higher rates of NEC due to the consumption of cow-milk-based formulas.
In 2011, U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding premature infants who are not fed with human breast milk are 138% more likely to develop NEC.
In 2021 from Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics found 77% reduction in NEC premature infants given exclusively human breast milk.
Pediatrics and Child Health study in 2021 finds that breast milk reduces risk of NEC for premature babies.
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Symptoms of NEC
Here are the symptoms of NEC (Necrotizing enterocolitis) are as follow:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Green or yellow vomit
- Bloody poop
- Feedings staying in the stomach
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Refusal to eat
- Not able to gain weight
- Lower oxygen levels
- Slow breathing
- Low heart rate
- Change in body temperature
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