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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a life-threatening condition that manifests as inflammation of the intestines. This devastating disease affects mostly premature babies, who account for up to 8 out of every 10 cases. In NEC, bacteria invade the intestinal wall. The resulting local infection and inflammation lead to the destruction of the intestinal lining, even through its entire thickness.
Study: Antibiotics have prolonged effects on breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants

Study: Antibiotics have prolonged effects on breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants

Choosing the best milk fortifiers can lead to improved health outcomes in premature babies

Choosing the best milk fortifiers can lead to improved health outcomes in premature babies

Researchers develop machine learning tool to predict necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

Researchers develop machine learning tool to predict necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

New preclinical study shows promise for treating necrotizing enterocolitis

New preclinical study shows promise for treating necrotizing enterocolitis

Immune systems of preemies can catch up

Immune systems of preemies can catch up

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Award to help advance development of diagnostic test for necrotizing enterocolitis

Award to help advance development of diagnostic test for necrotizing enterocolitis

Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease

Study finds reliable biomarker for noninvasive detection of deadly infant disease

Newborn mouse model yields clues to cause of devastating gut disease in anemic preemies

Newborn mouse model yields clues to cause of devastating gut disease in anemic preemies

Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria

Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria

New initiative to increase mothers' ability to provide milk for very low birth weight infants

New initiative to increase mothers' ability to provide milk for very low birth weight infants

Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants

First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

CHOP researchers use machine-learning models for early detection of sepsis in NICU infants

CHOP researchers use machine-learning models for early detection of sepsis in NICU infants

Mother’s milk important to protect infants with congenital heart disease from infection

Mother’s milk important to protect infants with congenital heart disease from infection

Researchers gain new insights into development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

Researchers gain new insights into development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies