What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

Q:
What is necrotizing enterocolitis

A:
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) affects the intestines of premature infants. Bacteria attack the wall of the intestine and inflammation occurs. After that, bad germs can go into the belly.

It often appears in the first two weeks after babies who are fed formula milk were born.

If the baby has:

  • Swollen belly
  • Green fluid in the stomach
  • Foods staying in the stomach

You should turn to a doctor as soon as possible.

Key word: necrotizing enterocolitis

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