9.45 ounces at birth —>
The smallest ever baby was a girl born in Germany in 2015 who weighed just 252 grams. Girls are more likely to survive prematurity than boys although doctors are still unsure why this is – it may be down to having more mature lungs.
While the little boy may seem to have made it through against the odds, around 50 to 60 per cent of babies born at 24 weeks survive, said Helen Mactier, consultant neonatologist in Glasgow.
And here I thought it was a “clump of cells.”
Sounds like it might be murder to take a fork to this parasite’s skull.