NEC UK is the first charity in the UK exclusively for the condition Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC). Our organisation is parent led and primarily offers support to families affected by the condition at any stage of their journey. In addition to family support our objectives are to support further research and studies into NEC, to raise awareness of NEC while also developing good relationships with experts, care providers and other organisations to give NEC a platform to be heard and improve the outcomes for babies affected by Necrotising Enterocolitis and their families.



NEC Society

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating disease and much more research is urgently needed to better understand how to prevent and treat NEC. The NEC Society is a nonprofit charity organization that brings together families, clinicians, and researchers who are committed to advancing NEC research, education, and advocacy. Our vision is a world without NEC.




The BDA membership community is for the whole dietetic workforce, including dietitians, dietetic support staff/assistants, dietetic students, qualified nutritionists, and those with an ccupational interest in nutrition.



The Memory Milk Gift is a collaborative initiative, in which we hope we can work together with milk banks, neonatal units, bereavement teams and hospices to ensure that milk donation after loss is offered as routine.




This website provides clinicians and researchers access to the INTERGROWTH-21st package of new, globally-validated standards and practical training resources.




ESPGHAN guidelines: nutrition

The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) is a multi-professional organisation whose aim is to promote the health of children with special attention to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and nutritional status, through knowledge creation, the dissemination of science based information, the promotion of best practice in the delivery of care and the provision of high quality education for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition professionals in Europe and beyond.


Feeding of very-low-birth-weight infants

Guidelines on optimal feeding of low birth-weight infants in low- and middle-income countries

WHO websites with guidelines for feeding in low and middle income settings


Advice about breastfeeding for parents


SACN's 'Feeding in the First Year of Life' report published

SACN's 2018 'Feeding in the First Year of Life' report is the first comprehensive UK government scientific review on infant feeding since the Committee of Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) published the ‘Weaning and the weaning diet’ report in 1994. The most significant change to UK infant feeding recommendations since the COMA report was in 2001 when SACN endorsed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life (the previous UK advice was for solid foods to be introduced between 4 and 6 months).