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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Miracle Baby Born at 10 Ounces Goes Home, She’s So Small Doctors Didn’t Know How to Feed Her


By Conor Beck

Born 14 weeks early weighing just 10 ounces, E’Layah Faith Pergues is one of the youngest surviving babies ever, and she is finally leaving the hospital for home.

ABC News reports that five months into pregnancy, mother Megan Smith suffered from high blood pressure and almost had two strokes. On Sept. 23, she had to undergo an emergency C-section, and doctors were not sure she would survive delivery, let alone a few weeks. E’Layah Faith was born so early that doctors were not even sure how to feed her.

Dr. Andrew Herman, chief medical officer at Levine Children’s Hospital, which has been treating E’Layah, said: “Our goal since her birth was to grow her as quickly and as safely as we could. We’ve had to fine-tune our approach with E’Layah. We are now feeding her a combination of protein, fat, sugar, electrolytes and vitamins that will help prevent infections, mature her intestines and help her gain weight.”

In a statement to CBS News, Dr. Jessica Clark-Pounder of Levine Children’s Hospital said: “Even our equipment, even our diapers that we have for our smallest babies were too big for her. So, we had to be very creative in taking care of her.”

Despite being born extremely early, E’Layah is functioning well, and is “a very busy little lady, always grabbing and pulling things and moving around,” Smith told ABC.

Story continues: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/12/

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