By Alaa Elassar, CNN
One of the most premature babies ever born has become a record-breaker on his first birthday, according to Guinness World Records.
When Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born five months prematurely — recognized by Guinness as the world’s most premature baby — his doctors prepared his parents for the worst.
Richard was born at Children’s Minnesota hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after his mother, Beth Hutchinson, suffered medical complications that caused her to go into labor. He weighed less than a pound.
“When [his father] Rick and Beth received prenatal counselling on what to expect with a baby born so early, they were given a 0% chance of survival by our neonatology team,” Dr Stacy Kern, Richard’s neonatologist at Children’s Minnesota, told Guinness World Records.
A baby born weighing less than a pound has beaten the odds and celebrated his first birthday, becoming the most premature baby to survive, according to Guinness World Records. Richard Scott William Hutchinson was born five months prematurely. https://t.co/wntJi3zTiD— CNN (@CNN) June 19, 2021