The world’s tiniest baby boy finally leaves the hospital

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on February 27, 2019 shows a baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth, at the hospital in Tokyo. - A baby born in Tokyo weighing less than 300 grams (10 ounces) has gone home healthy, become the smallest newborn boy in the world to leave hospital safely. After five months of treatment, the baby boy now weighs 3.238 kilos, is breastfeeding normally, and has been discharged, Keio University Hospital said. (Photo by Handout / Keio University Hospital / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Keio University Hospital" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVESHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s smallest baby boy has finally gone home after staying in a hospital Intensive Care Unit for five months.

At the time of birth in August 2018, he could fit in both palms of an adult’s hands and weighed slightly more than a grapefruit. The unidentified boy weighed 9.45 ounces at birth, the Keio University Hospital in Tokyo said.

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on February 27, 2019 shows a five-day-old baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth, at the hospital in Tokyo. - A baby born in Tokyo weighing less than 300 grams (10 ounces) has gone home healthy, become the smallest newborn boy in the world to leave hospital safely. After five months of treatment, the baby boy now weighs 3.238 kilos, is breastfeeding normally, and has been discharged, Keio University Hospital said. (Photo by Handout / Keio University Hospital / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Keio University Hospital" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVESHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
(Photo by Handout / Keio University Hospital / AFP

Dr. Takeshi Arimitsu, who treated the baby, told CNN that when the infant was born, he needed a ventilator for respiratory support and an umbilical catheter for infusion therapy.

The infant’s weight breaks the previous record of a German boy weighing 9.67 ounces in 2009.

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