Manushi Worlds Smallest baby girl weighing only 400 gm at birth survives after spending 210 days in NICU. Seeta was born to a couple married for 35 years and was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jivanta Children’s Hospital in Udaipur for almost 210 days, was discharged on Thursday, after weighing close to 2.4kg. Dr. Sunil Janged, chief neonatologist said: “When the baby was born, we were uncertain of what could happen.”She was struggling to breathe, so was immediately put on advanced respiratory support ventilator to expand her tiny, immature lungs.
“She could not be fed adequately due to the immaturity of her gut.”We had to start the baby on total parenteral nutrition, which basically means giving all the essential nutrients such as amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, multivitamins and trace elements directly into blood circulation.”
In her first few days Seeta actually she lost weight, but after seven weeks was able to start taking milk.The baby is being referred to as ‘miracle baby’ is believed to be the tiniest baby to survive in India and South Asia
Doctors describe the progress and clinical course in the NICU as very satisfactory by far. They say her brain is structurally normal and eyes are also developing normally.
“We are grateful to Seeta and her family and we appreciate them for setting a new example for the community. Rajasthan where the girls still considered a burden, are thrown in the trash immediately after birth or are left in the orphanage, but this couple treated their girl baby who had a negligible chance of survival,” added Dr. Ajay Gambhir, Past National President NNF India.
“It is the latest technology, high-end equipment and expertise of NICU team, which has given this phenomenal result and that Jivanta is now routinely having a more than 95% survival of extremely low birth babies, said Dr. S K Tak, Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Ananta Medical College.
The last reported such survival was a Mohali’s baby named Rajni, who weighed just 450 grams at the time of birth in 2012.
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