One Of The World's Smallest Premature Babies Was Born


In Florida, a baby was born with 283 grams and measuring 24 centimeters not bigger than a ballpoint pen. Now, she has been decided that she was healthy enough to survive.

Baby Amillia Sonja Taylor finally left the hospital in Florida yesterday. Doctors gave clearance after deciding she was healthy enough to survive with just her parents' care. VOA's Melinda Smith has more on the infant, believed to be one of the world's smallest surviving premature babies.

It may be hard to believe, but when Amillia Sonja Taylor was born, her feet were only this big. Her body was no bigger than a ballpoint pen.

After just 21 weeks and six days in the womb, she was born in October weighing 283 grams [10 ounces] and measuring 24 centimeters [9 1/2 inches].

The day before her parents, Eddie and Sonja Taylor, took her home she was quite different.

After four months in the neonatal unit of a Miami, Florida hospital, Baby Amillia weighed two kilograms [4 1/2 pounds] and was 39 centimeters [15 1/2 inches] long. said VOA