World’s Smallest Baby Goes Home

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Currents News Staff

The world’s smallest baby was born in Tokyo and weighed just over half a pound at birth. He now has left Tokyo’s Keio University hospital and is headed home.

At birth the baby boy weighed only 268 grams, that’s a little bit over half a pound.

After five months of nutrition management, the baby’s weight is now up seven pounds-two ounces, becoming the world’s smallest baby boy to be sent home healthy.

Before that the record was held by a male infant in Germany who weighed 274 grams at his birth in 2009.