A baby the weight of a red apple was born on October 1, 2018, and after a short 7 months this little guy, increased his body weight 13 times. Ryusuke Sekiya was delivered via emergency Caesarean section, after 24 weeks and five days of pregnancy.
The mother, Toshiko suffered from hypertension. The baby weighed a mere 258 grams, the weight of an apple, and holds the record now as the smallest boy to be born and survive. The birth was difficult but the team used tubes to feed him and sometimes taking cotton swabs to apply his mother`s milk to his mouth.
He has since grown quickly and weights about 8 lbs and was being taken care of by the Nagano Childrens Hospital in Central Japan. His family has taken him home recently as his life is out of danger and he is able to eat like normal babies do. His mother says he eats and takes baths like most babies do now. The University of Iowa has compiled a list of small babies around the world. One German girl was born even smaller and has survived.
Imagine a baby the size of your hand, then surviving to become a normal adult.