Do full term babies ever get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Rarely. Necrotizing enterocolitis usually happens because the bowel was deprived oxygen. Most term newborns don't have problems but those that have respiratory problems and infection or other issues which can decrease the oxygenation to the bowel can ge nec.

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Can full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Yes but rare. Very rarely a full term baby can get necrotizing enterocolitis. It usually occurs in full term babies in the first 1-3 days of life. Most often there is a predisposing reason such as birth asphyxia, respiratory distress, congenital heart disease, or metabolic abnormalities, or has a history of abnormal fetal growth pattern. There can also be maternal issues that predispose a full term baby to nec.

What can cause an infant to get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Pre mature babies. Necrotizing enterocolitis nec frequantly seen low birth weight premature babies, exact cause is not clearly known, likely due to lack of oxygen to intestine due low flow of blood, sepsis, intestinal mucosa, not fully developed or damage to it by high concentration of milk (reasons for breast feedings).

Infant with rectal bleeding and vomiting. Could this be necrotizing enterocolitis?

Yes. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that usually only affects prematures. Rectal bleeding and vomiting should be checked out with your physician regardless of the age of the infant as it could be something serious.
Milk protein allergy. Necrotizing enterocolitis occurs in premature babies and only rarely in full term babies (ie born 37 weeks or later). Babies with nec are sickly appearing and should be attended to immediately. If the baby is about 1 month old and you are getting vomiting and blood in the stool you should speak with your doctor about milk protein allergy (mpa). Usually the baby is not sickly appearing with mpa.
Please see answer. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a bowel disease that typically affects preterm infants, infants less than 37 weeks when born. Full term infants may be affected by this condition but it is rare and very unlikely. If the infant is full term, other diagnoses would include malrotation with volvulus. Regardless, it is important to seek prompt medical attention for this condition.