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Shocking: Meet the World’s Smallest Baby That Weighs the Same as an Apple

Shocking: Meet the World’s Smallest Baby That Weighs the Same as an Apple

  • The baby believed to be the world’s smallest baby had been discharged from the hospital, 13 months after her birth
  • Kwek Yu Xuan who was born under 25 weeks was 212g at birth, which is the weight of an apple and she was 24cm long
  • The premature baby is however doing much better after her birth, with a current weight of 6.3kg

There’s a record for everything- shortest man, fattest woman, and even the world’s smallest baby.

Smallest baby

Kwek Yu Xuan was born in 2020 and she had the weight of an apple at birth (212g) and was 24cm long.

This is because Kwek Yu Xuan was delivered 25 weeks after conception. 15 weeks earlier than the average 40 weeks.

The small baby’s record beats that of the previous smallest baby record holder who weighed 245g at birth in 2018.

Yu Xuan’s mother delivered her four months earlier after she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a condition that could be fatal for both mother and child.

Fast forward to the month had the baby has been released from the hospital with a much better weight of 6.3Kg.

Read also: Malian Woman Gives Birth to Nine Babies at Once

Yu Xuan has been described as a miracle baby, having survived thanks to multiple treatments and several hospital machines.

Her parents were able to pay for her time in the hospital through a crowdfunding campaign where $270,601 was raised.

Yu Xuan

Although Yu Xuan has left the hospital, she still needs help breathing due to chronic lung disease but doctors claim she’ll get better with time.

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