Monday, February 28, 2011

World's Smallest Baby Boy,'Tom Thumb', Born Weighing Half A Pound(Must Watch)

Meet the world's smallest ever surviving baby boy - weighing just nine ounces.The tiny child - smaller than a can of coke - was born after just 15 weeks.

She was just 10.2 inches long and weighed little more than a packet of butter when she arrived in the 25th week of her mother's pregnancy.

He was so little at birth that a tape measure laid next to his body was wider than his limbs.Doctors in Germany were convinced he would not survive but refused to give up hope.

Experts on medical ethics advise doctors not to resuscitate babies born before 23 weeks in the womb.More than 80,000 babies are born prematurely in Britain every year and half need to be treated in intensive care.

"This was an incredible fight for life,"

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