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World's Smallest Baby

October 17th 2007 11:27
The record for the smallest premature baby to survive was held for some time by Madeline Mann, who was born at 26 weeks weighing 9.9 oz (280 g) and 9.5 inches (24 cm) long. This record was broken in September 2004 by Rumaisa Rahman, who was born in the same Chicago hospital at 25 weeks gestation. The new record holder was a twin whereas the former was a single birth. At birth she was eight inches (20 cm) long and weighed 244 grams (8.6 ounces). Her twin sister was also a small baby, weighing 563 grams (1 pound 4 ounces) at birth. During pregnancy their mother had suffered from pre-eclampsia, which causes dangerously high blood pressure putting the baby into distress and leading to birth by caesarean section. The larger twin left the hospital at the end of December, while the smaller remained there until 10 February 2005 by which time her weight had increased to 1.18 kg (2 pounds 10 ounces). Generally healthy, the twins had to undergo laser eye surgery to correct visual problems, a common occurrence among premature babies.



Smallest baby in the world


Most premature baby to survive - Rumaisa Rahman Chicago



Smallest baby ever born to be discharged from hospital




*These images used with permission from Damn Funny Pictures.

**This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Premature birth.
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Comment by Michaelie

October 17th 2007 12:27

Comment by Michaelie

October 17th 2007 12:28
Oh my goodness it looked like a kidney bean! I'm so glad the babies are doing well now - they must be hardy little things.

Michaelie

Comment by JoH

October 17th 2007 22:53
Ahhh! These pictures are a bit hard for a mum to look at. It gives me a pain in my tummy!
Like Michaelie, I really hope they are doing well and have no ongoing health or developmental issues.

Comment by Anonymous

October 28th 2007 19:12
wattttttttttt!
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Comment by Anonymous

July 5th 2008 03:38
the baby is really cute every single baby is cute beause god is the one that created us. u should be lucky that u even have a chlid.also a pesson is a person no matter how big or small so those of u who think at funny learn so maners.

Comment by Anonymous

November 5th 2008 03:58
I was born in 1997 weighting 1 pound 8 ounces. I had no problems in my body and I am thankful to be healthy today. I am now 11 years old and I have been asking my mom to put me in the world records book.

Comment by Anonymous

March 13th 2009 21:19
WHAT THAT IS SMALL UR LUCKY AND UR THANKFUL TO HAVE THE BABY BOY HE IS SO CUTE AND SO SMALL GOOD LUCK.

Comment by Anonymous

April 24th 2009 18:02
omg that is really sad to see that and i hope there all just big and healthy just as long as they have ur love there always healhy.

Comment by Anonymous

June 1st 2009 23:35
i had a baby at 23 weeks she weight 1lb 3oz. she lived for one hour and 34 min. count your blessings I wish u guys the best she is very cute and a gift from god!

Comment by Anonymous

June 8th 2009 18:55
These pictures are Kimberley Mueller who weighed just over 10 ounces when she was born on 12.Mar.2007
Rumaisa Rahman story -

Comment by Anonymous

June 26th 2009 06:51
i just have my little angel at 23 weeks and 6 days, she only weighted 1 lb and 2 oz and lived for 8 days. it was hard for me to see her with tubes and wires all over her but i wanted her to have a chance to live. god has bleesed you with the chace to have your children live so hold them close and kiss them every night!!!

Comment by Anonymous

June 28th 2009 19:59
i had my son at 24 weeks he was 1lb 4oz an he passed away after 10 days i wish u all the best an hope ur lil girls grows up strong an she i georgous good luck

Comment by Anonymous

August 4th 2009 10:03
i had my son at 27 weeks weighing 1kg he is now a perfectly healthy 1 year old with no medical issues. im glad those twin babies are doing well

Comment by Anonymous

December 28th 2009 20:46
i had my son at 23weeks 3days he never took a breath when he was born. it broke my heart, two years later i had another son born at 37weeks and healthy and i dnt take 1 second for granted i enjoy every second. the way i got through losing my first son was knowing that he was too good for this world and that he was needed as an angel. rip my brave little boy xxxx

Comment by Seriously

February 6th 2010 23:33
I cant believe that the beautiful baby lived.It is amzing the miricles that can happen. That baby is truly blessed.

Comment by Anonymous

February 11th 2010 14:51
im 14 and im pregnant and this picture creeps me out because wat if my baby comes out like that.I really hope my baby comes out healthy my boyfriend is 15 and he was the one that wanted me to have this baby and i mean i know its soon but i just have to deal with it i mean i want it and everything but i dont know how we are going to take care of it cause we live alone.

Comment by Anonymous

March 24th 2010 19:31
[COLOR=Purple]My 18 year old cousin gave birth at 25 weeks. Her daughter weighed 1 lb and was 11 in long. She was able to breathe by herself without the ventillator at only 5 days old. She now weighs 5 lb 8 oz. She is a miracle baby and is now coming home within the next week(:

Comment by Anonymous

May 8th 2010 16:46
On April 16,2009 I had a premature baby as well as you guys. I had my baby girl Miracle at 26 weeks she weighed 1lb-11oz. She went from having a chest tube to having open heart surgery and was on a ventilator for 2 months. She even came home on oxygen for a month. We just not to long ago celebrated her 1st birthday.

Comment by Anonymous

June 27th 2010 03:36
holy cow i hope that babies are doing well
the science of medicine has really improved

Comment by afsana allly

August 14th 2010 01:12
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my baby was a 24 week baby but was born with 1kg 60g. today she is 14 months and is in the USA doing her surgery for retinopathy of prematurity
god is great and has been there for us

Comment by carizma

September 3rd 2010 19:11
wow!! i was born october 26, 1989. i weighed 1pd 1oz 11.5 inches long. thats amazing that others are survivors of premature babies.

Comment by addison heinrich grace

September 21st 2010 16:55
this is really pretty when a baby is born at birth.

Comment by Anonymous

November 12th 2010 02:29
wow!!!

Comment by Anonymous

November 26th 2010 18:53
When i was born i wasnt born early but i had my imbilical cord rapped around my neck and i was blue for 12 hours.Also my little brother was born early weighing about 1lb.The doctors said he was healthy. But he stayed in the hospital till he weighed almosts 5 pounds.But when he came home.He had coughing fits and his face would turn blue.We brought him to the doctors alot within a month. They didnt know what was wrong.So my mom brought him to a new doctor and they found ouy what was wrong within minutes His breathing level was so low they were supprised he was still alive. He had asma.What im trying to say is never take your child for granted. My mom almost lost two kids and is lucky today to have them both. Those babies were touched by god. They are miracles you can see. Good luck and i hope for the best

Comment by Anonymous

January 2nd 2011 02:31
my daughter was born july 23 2010 at 26wks she was 1pd 12ozs it was the scariest ordeal to have to go threw she came home on november 8th just in time for thanksgiving and christmas she came home on a monitor for her breathing and today she dont need anything and is 8pds 15ozs i cherish every cry scream nd moment with her because i no how fragile her life still and was... god bless to every baby....nd family

Comment by Anonymous

February 4th 2011 05:28
sooo cute

Comment by Anonymous

February 7th 2011 18:15
omgee i just think that is the cutest little baby i wish i could hold them.....im sooo ready for mines to be hea!!!!!

Comment by Anonymous

February 22nd 2011 06:03
hi! i had a baby boy on september 14th,2010, 33 weeks baby and weight is 1kg. he was in icu for 1 month, had no breathing problem. but the hospital doctors diagnosed his blood group wrong. he was administered wrong blood into his body and he had a reaction. but all by gods grace, its a miracle my baby survived. he was discharged after 1 month. weight was 1.8kg on discharge.he is doing fine now.children are god gift. take care of them. i am enjoying gods gift to me. im happy that the twins are doing well

Comment by Anonymous

February 27th 2011 13:00
I was born in May 1994, at 26 weeks. (My mother had Pre-eclampsia in her first pregnancy, where my sister was still born at 22 weeks in 1992.
I weighed 1 pound and was 26 cm long. I was on life support for two days, and then I had oxygen through a nasal cannula. At 2 months, I had an open heart surgery to close my septum. I came home after five months, but still had eating problems till the age of seven. I must have been a gift of God (not boasting, or anything) because even if I survived, there wouldn't have been a chance for me to lead a normal life. I have nothing wrong with me. In comparison to another girl, who was born the day after me at 27 weeks, was not so fortunate as myself, she has an oxygen tank and has just learnt to walk.
I hope to give back to the world as a doctor, to save the lives of babies as tiny as these.

God Bless

Comment by Anonymous

March 3rd 2011 18:28
wishing the best of luck

Comment by Anonymous

March 26th 2011 22:02
I was born in 1994, at 24 weeks. weighing 1lb 8oz. I am a healthy 17yr old, and want to become a neonatal nurse and work with the sick babies just like me!

Comment by Yasmin, London

May 24th 2011 14:25
wow that reminds me of when i had my lil boy at 25weeks he weighed 2lbs (900g) so was actually a good weight for the gestation and he survived and is now 2years old a right fighter, no long term damage at all and having the terrible 2s as usual! He is in 12-18mth clothing though (finally!!)

Comment by Anonymous

July 19th 2011 00:35
wow yall are so lucky my little sister was a triplet and her twins died at birth she came out as big as my shoe 2 months later of cause the doctor tolled my mom she wasn't going to live she had a lung colaps and she tolled them that she was not letting her die they said if she do's live she would walk. my sister is now 10 and is healthy can walk she is in track and field and is taller then a avenge 10 year old

Comment by Anonymous

August 15th 2011 09:34
God bless your families and the lives of your beautiful babies! Every child is Gods child!

Comment by BreeBree

September 12th 2011 18:30
I just wanted to wish you the best of luck. And say that God sure put his hand on them for you. Also they sure were strong little fighters to get their chance at life. Just know that they came out to get their chance to meet their mom.

God Bless You All!!!

Comment by Anonymous

September 16th 2011 10:08
wow this baby is very quit.

Comment by Anonymous

October 21st 2011 00:00
I'll pray that he's healthyCute lil boy..

Comment by Anonymous

October 26th 2011 22:35
my little brother was premature and it was hard for me to see him with tubes everywhere he was sent home a week later and when he was 2 months old he stopped breathing and i was the one who called the ambulance once again he was hooked up to all these moniters and tubes and an i.v 2 days later he was diagnosed with a desiase that ur body produces to much acid and he also had sleep apnea monitor becuz he stopped breathing wen he slept but he is now a healthy 1 1/2 year old

Comment by Anonymous

January 28th 2012 18:20
wow i never seen anything so cute i wish the best of luck to u

Comment by Anonymous

July 23rd 2012 09:20
I had my 1st daughter Alyssa Oct. 18 2010 at 19 weeks. She didn't make it. Didnt even breathe when i delivered her. I ended up having an incompetent cervix and the doctor had no idea. They said the next time i get pregant i would have to have a cerclage put in. I found out i was pregnant April 15, 2011 with my 2nd daughter Hailey. I started dialating at 15 weeks so they put a cerclage in. i was put on bed rest for half days. I made it to 27 weeks and went into labor at 1cm. i was in the hospital for a week on permananent bed rest. At 28 weeks went into labor at 5cm and later that night on Sept. 29, 2011 she was born. She is a miracle. She was crying and breathing on her own. no bleeding in her brain. all she had to do was stay in the NICU and gain weight and learn how to eat. She was due December 19, 2011 but came home a day before thanksgiving at 4 1/2 pounds. Now she is almost 10 months old at about 18 pounds. She is my world and miracle baby.

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