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Baby Melinda Star Guido is passed by nurses to her mother Haydee Ibarra after being discharged from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Melinda is believed to be the world's third-smallest surviving baby and second smallest in the United States. (Jan. 20, 2012)(Credit: AP)

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One of world's smallest babies leaves hospital

Melinda Guido, one of the world's smallest surviving babies, was born on August 30, 2011 weighing just 9 1/2 ounces, less than a can of soda. Now weighing 4 1/2 pounds, she was discharged from the hospital where she spent nearly five months in an incubator.


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