Baby Emilia was delivered at 26 weeks after doctors feared she wasn’t getting enough nutrition, and at 8 ounces, some experts believe she’s the lightest preemie ever born.
“Even children with a birth weight of 14 ounces rarely survive,” he told CEN. “We have to thank Emilia as well for her own survival. She is a little fighter.”
Because of her premature birth, Emilia has an increased risk of hyperactivity and learning difficulties, but so far she shows no signs of serious disability.
Now, at 9 months old, she weighs 106 ounces and is becoming more robust.