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1lb 4oz boy now out of hospital

A baby who was born at 23 weeks weighing just 1lb 4oz has been discharged from hospital.

The parents of Jacob McMahon have been told he is the most premature twin ever to survive in the UK.

His sister, Emie, was born at just under 22 weeks but did not survive.


Parents Sara Fisher (25) and Scott McMahon (26) were told their son's chances of survival were "low" when he was born at Bradford Royal infirmary on February 22.

But now Jacob has been allowed to go home. Ms Fisher said her son now weighs 7lb 3oz but is still on oxygen and doctors are on the lookout for possible long-term health problems, but the family are grateful to be home.