INDIA – Teen gives birth to 15-pound baby

DELHI –– A young woman in India has given birth to a 15-pound baby girl, which doctors believe is the country’s heaviest newborn.

The 6.8-kilogram baby is the weight of an average four-month old, and was born by cesarean section Monday to a 19-year-old woman.

The baby was twice the size of the average Indian newborn.
The baby was twice the size of the average Indian newborn.

“I have been working for ten years in this hospital, and [until now] the heaviest baby I have delivered is 4.5 kilos [9.9 pounds],” said Poornima, who delivered the baby and wanted to be identified only by her first name.

“This is by far, the heaviest baby.”

The hospital said the new parents were thrilled with their first child’s safe arrival and happy to share images of the newborn.

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Both mom and baby are doing well and have no complications, said Kumar, the doctor in charge of the newborn’s care.

The mother was unable to breastfeed and the infant was drinking two ounces of milk every two hours, he added.

Her birth weight is twice that of most Indian babies, who usually weigh between five pounds, eight ounces and seven pounds, 12 ounces) at birth, he said.

The baby was born at a hospital in Hassan, in the southern state of Karnataka.

While she’s certainly heavy, India’s bundle of joy does not come close to the heaviest baby ever born. That title goes to a boy born in Italy in 1955, according to the .Guinness World Records

His weight? A staggering 22.8 pounds .

Source: (CNN)

One Response to INDIA – Teen gives birth to 15-pound baby

  1. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith May 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I wonder sometimes what goes through reports head giving birth and a baby being delivered is two different things I think you all need to take a step back and see it was done by C section had me there a 15 Year old pushing out that size not even a cut open cow as the old people call it can push that size out


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