On Friday, an Indonesian woman gave birth to the heaviest baby boy in the country – - a record 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg). The parents named him, Akbar, or the Great One in Arabic.
The baby boy was born via cesarean delivery to a mother who is diabetic.
The father was happy that the mother and baby are doing well, but worried about feeding a third mouth, especially, hoping that he “can afford to feed the baby enough, because he needs more milk than other babies.”
Due to the size of the baby and the news he generated, people from all over the world and from villages in Indonesia were making a trip to take a peak at the newborn. Crowds were seen pushing to get a peak at the 24 inches baby at Abdul Manan hospital in the northern town of Kisaran on the island of Sumatra.
The baby’s extreme weight was the result of feeding on its diabetic mother. He fed nonstop while inside the mother, and given the excessive glucose from the mother’s body, grew to his current size when delivered.
This is third of three children that the parents have. The two other children’s weight were 11.6 lbs and 9.9 lbs at birth.
The former Indonesian record holder was a 14.7-pound (6.7-kilogram) baby boy born on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, in 2007.
Guinness World Records cites the heaviest baby as being born in the U.S. in 1879, weighing 23.75 pounds (10.4 kilograms). However, it died 11 hours after birth. The book also cites 22.5-pound (10.2-kilogram) babies born in Italy in 1955 and in South Africa in 1982.
Source: AP News