This infographic was created to raise awareness of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which is an often-lethal infection that mainly effects premature infants, and human milk banking. It is estimated that cases of NEC could be reduced by 79% when human milk is used instead of formula for infants most at risk.
Tiffany (Tipper) Gallagher, BA, IBCLC, RLC, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, metro area. In her private lactation consulting practice, she provides in-home visits for families experiencing breastfeeding difficulties as well as prenatal and postnatal education in private and group settings. Tipper melds her passions for writing, advocacy, and sharing evidence-based information by blogging at www.theboobgeek.com, presenting at conferences, and actively participating in professional organizations.