I have been looking to see if there is anything proactive that can be done to help prevent NEC. I recently completed the NICU University presentation on probiotics and felt really compelled by the research results. I have also found some compelling research that shows that probiotics really do help prevent NEC.
When I mentioned the research with an NNP on my unit I was shocked by how against probiotics this NNP was. Our Medical Director said that the use of probiotics is under consideration but I'm not holding my breath. Does anyone work for a unit that uses probiotics and if so what has your experience been?