World’s smallest surviving baby born weighing just 8 ounces and measuring 8 inches long now weighs 7 pounds and is healthyBy Mason White 8:44 AM September 13, 2016
By: Tanya Malhotra
Doctors in Germany, announced that the world’s smallest baby to ever be born and survive, has grown to weigh more than 7 pounds.
Emilia Grabarczyk of Witten, was born prematurely nine months ago, after doctor discovered a problem with her mother’s womb.
After learning that the placenta is cutting off the vital nutrients of their baby, Lukas and Sabine Grabarczyk decided to take a gamble and allow an extremely premature birth.
Emilia was born weighing just 8 ounces and was a tiny 8.6 inches long. Doctors did not believe that she will survive.
Soon after the birth, doctors had to perform an abdominal surgery while Emilia weighed just 12 ounces. The surgery was successful, and nine months later, Emilia grew to weigh more than 7 pounds and she is healthy.
Doctors said that there are no signs of severe disability.
Emilia was initially fed with a small tube, and nurses used a cotton swab dipped in sugar water to soothe and relieve her pain.