The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

The toughest guys are not always the biggest ones. In fact, it’s the contrary sometimes. Five months ago, a premature baby boy was born in a Tokyo hospital. Not only was this baby born prematurely at the 24th week, meaning 16 weeks earlier than a regular pregnancy period lasts, but he also weighed a record-breaking 9.45 oz (268g). The baby was so tiny and light, that it could have easily fit into a pair of hands. The chances of survival were little, but after months of intensive care, the ‘mini miracle’ proved that he is born a champion and giving up is not on the menu. The baby had grown to weigh 7 lbs (3.2 kg) and finally was released home.


The tiny baby was born in the 24th week of pregnancy in a Tokyo hospital. Due to complications, an emergency C-section was performed and thus the possibly ‘world’s smallest baby boy’ was born.


Due to the infant’s state, he was taken to intensive care, where he spent five months. Chances of survival for somebody this tiny were as small as the baby, and even the boy’s mom was unsure if he would make it. But thankfully, this little champion showed his character from the early days and after gaining weight and his health, he was released to his home with his mom.


An average newborn weighs from 5 to 8 lbs (2,5-4kg), so the ‘mini miracle’ baby, his mom and the doctors of the Keio University Hospital can finally relax. The world’s tiniest baby boy to be born and survive… Has survived!


The previous record-holding tiny babies, both a boy and a girl, were from Germany. The boy weighed 9.6 oz (274g) and the girl 8.9oz (252g), thus still remaining the record-holder for being the tiniest baby girl to be born and survive.


Image credits: Reuters, fdecomite


The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

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The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

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The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital

The Tiniest Surviving Premature Baby In The World Has Been Finally Sent Home After Months In The Hospital
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