Meet The World’s Smallest Premature Baby That Is Miraculously Stronger Than All of Us

Today we’re talking about a baby boy who was born in Tokyo last year in August and was announced as the world’s smallest male baby. This little boy weighed only 268 grams which is extremely low and a dangerous weight for an infant.

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What were the conditions the child was born in and what resulted in this situation? We have gathered all we could find about this miracle case and have it here for you. Take a look at the world’s strongest yet smallest male boy who proved that you don’t have to be the biggest person to be the strongest.

1Today’s Story

Today we have a miracle story of the world’s smallest surviving premature baby that was born in August 2018. Why are we talking about this child if he was born last year? That’s because, after 7 months in the hospital struggling for life, the baby is finally healthy and ready to go home. This baby was born at a stunning 9.45 ounces or 268 grams which can be compared to a bag of potato chips.

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2What is birth weight?

‘Birth weight’ is one of the first aspects of a newborn that doctors look at to analyze the health of a baby. If the baby weighs less than the average weight then this could be deadly for the child unless the doctors act fast to provide the baby with nutrition. The average birth weight depends on the heritage of the baby as the family and heritage are factors that affect the child.

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3How much does a child weigh?

If the child has a European heritage then the child could be around 3 kilograms or 7 lb. Normal babies can have a birth weight between 2.5 kilograms and 4.5 kilograms. There are many researchers that are trying to link birth weight to later-life conditions. These conditions include obesity, diabetes, and tobacco smoking.

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4What is Low Birth Weight?

The World Health Organization has defined Low birth weight or LBW as the weight of an infant that is 2,499 g or less. This is regardless of the gestational age of the child. Low birth weight has two subcategories. Very low birth weight or VLBW which is defined as any weight that is less than 1500g which is 3 pounds 5 ounces and extremely low birth weight or ELBW which is less than 1000g.

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5Abnormalities

Yes, reports have confirmed that a difference in the birth weight can lead to many health-related issues later on in the child’s life. These issues can be picked out easily if the doctors weigh the child at birth. If there is any difference in the weight of the child from the normal weight it should be the doctors can prescribe a treatment or food supplements for the child.

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