Baby Born 16 Weeks Early Weighing Just 13 Ounces Goes Home Healthy

by Daniel Payne · Oct 22nd, 2019 4:06 pm
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Last Updated Nov 14th, 2019 at 4:41 pm

A baby born four months early and weighing just 13 ounces at birth has gone home for the first time as a healthy seven-pound girl, according to reports.

The girl, named Kallie, spent 150 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. She was just 10.5 inches long at birth and required an oscillator to help her breathe during her time in the hospital.

She also required one operation on her heart to repair a hole in her blood vessels and will still need an oxygen mask and feeding tube for the time being. She is the little sister to three older brothers.

🔦 Over the last two decades, significant advances in neonatal care have significantly reduced the mortality rate for preterm babies.