Guinness World Records has established that an Alabama born baby Curtis who was born at 21 weeks has set the new record as the most pre-matured baby in the world.
A full-term pregnancy is usually 40 weeks, making Curtis nearly 19 weeks premature.
His mother, Michelle Butler, went into labour on 4 July 2020 as Independence Day fireworks filled the night sky and gave birth to twins, Curtis and C’Asya, at lunchtime the next day.
Unfortunately C’Asya died a day later, the hospital said it typically offers parents compassionate care in such situations, allowing them to hold their tiny infants for what little time they may have left together.
But with a less than one per cent chance of survival, Curtis clung on in intensive care.
He was taken off a ventilator after three months and discharged this April following 275 days in hospital.