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After more than a year, the world’s smallest child named Kwek Yu Xuan, who weighed only 7.5 ounces (212 grams) at birth, has finally left a Singapore hospital.
After spending more than a year in Singapore’s National University Hospital, the world’s tiniest baby defied fate and returned home to her family.
She is now 14-month-old.
Kwek Yu Xuan was born through an emergency C-section weighing barely 7.5 ounces, or 0.4 pounds, making her the tiniest infant ever delivered, according to several accounts.
It also indicated she had a slim chance of surviving. Despite her fragile arrival on Earth, the hospital confirmed her discharge this weekend, according to CNN.
The tiny tot is still suffering chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, but her parents, Kwek Wee Liang and Wong Mei Ling have finally taken over her care.
Her 4-year-old brother currently lives with their grandfather in Malaysia.
Weight And Date Of Birth
Yu Xuan, who was born nearly four months early in Singapore in June 2020, has gained an incredible amount of weight in the 13 months since her birth, weighing in at 13.9 pounds.
While she is still underweight for a 14-month-old, she has gone a long way from her world-record-breaking birth weight of 7.5 pounds, which contrasts sharply with the typical weight of a newborn.
In a statement to CNN, the National University Hospital said Yu Xuan’s successful battle for life made her “a ray of hope amid turmoil” at the hospital during the dark days of COVID-19, when she was born.
She needed “multiple treatments and machines” to get home this month, but she remained “active, joyful, and responsive” throughout her difficult first year. The hospital wrote, “Against the odds, with health complications present at birth, she has inspired people around her with her perseverance and growth,”
The hospital added in a Facebook post, “We are happy for the little fighter and her family, and proud of the care provided by our team. Our best wishes to Little Yu Xuan as she continues to grow, thrive and beat the odds every day.”