Survival of the smallest premature baby

A baby boy weighing just 10 ounces (268g) has become the smallest newborn in the world to leave hospital safely.

The little boy was born at 24 weeks in University Hospital in Tokyo.

After 5 months of treatment in an intensive neonatal unit, where his breathing and nutrition were managed, he now weighs 3.23Kg.

The little boy, who is now growing well and able to breastfeed, has been discharged home.

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