‘Tiniest baby boy ever’ leaves Tokyo hospital

The baby weighing only 268 grams at birth left the hospital at a healthy 3.2 kilograms. KEIO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

TOKYO – A baby boy who weighed just 268 grams (9.45oz) at birth has been released from hospital in Japan, and is believed to be the smallest boy in the world to have been successfully treated.

The baby was born by emergency C-section in August, and was so small he could fit into a pair of cupped hands.

The infant was nurtured in intensive care until he was released last week, two months after his due date.

He had grown to a weight of 3.2 kilogram, and is now feeding normally.

Born at 24 weeks, the tiny boy spent five months in hospital. (BBC)

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