The world’s smallest baby Emilia Grabarczyk’s entire foot was the size of a fingernail when she was born .Nine months later,she has defied expectations and continues to survive.
Born in west Germany, weighing a mere eight ounces, it was feared she would not survive.But the girl, labelled ‘the little fighter’ by doctors treating her, astonished everyone and is thriving.According to Mailonline,she now weighs in at 7lb 2oz – a healthy weight for a newborn.
Local reports say it makes her the lightest premature baby in the world to survive.
Dr Bahman Gharavi, head of children and youth clinic at St Mary’s hospital in Germany, said Emilia’s survival was miraculous.He said
‘EVEN CHILDREN WITH A BIRTH WEIGHT OF 14 OUNCES RARELY SURVIVE. WE HAVE TO THANK EMILIA AS WELL FOR HER OWN SURVIVAL,’ ‘SHE IS A LITTLE FIGHTER.’FOR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS, IT WAS UNCLEAR WHETHER SHE WOULD SURVIVE. ONLY IN RECENT WEEKS SHE IS GETTING MORE ROBUST.’
The previous record is thought to be held by Rumaisa Rahman, who was born in the Loyola University Medical Centre in of Chicago when her mother was 25 weeks pregnant. At birth, she was eight inches tall and weighed 8.6 ounces