A baby boy weighing just 268 grams (9.45 oz) at birth was sent home after months in a Tokyo hospital.
According to Keio University hospital, Tokyo Japan, the baby boy is the smallest surviving male baby in the world.
The boy was born through Caesarean-section last August (August 2018) after he failed to gain weight during the pregnancy and doctors feared his life was in danger.
According to Dr. Takeshi Arimitsu of the university’s School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, the boy was in intensive care until his weight reached 3.2 kilograms and he was discharged on February 20, 2019.
“I am grateful that he has grown this big because, honestly, I wasn’t sure he could survive,”
– the boy’s mother
According to the Tiniest Babies registry managed by the University of Iowa, The previous record was held by a boy born in Germany in 2009 weighing 274 grams.
According to the registry, the smallest girl was born weighing 252 grams in Germany in 2015.
World’s smallest baby boy goes home from Japan hospital