Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Not Since 1879

19.2 lb. newborn next to ordinary baby. Photo courtesy: Baby Lifestyles

A baby born in North Sumatra, Indonesia, arrived in the world weighing a whopping 19.2 pounds. That is still 3.92 pounds short of the world record of that of a baby born in 1879 weighing 23.12 pounds. Dr. Binsar Sitanggang said the baby had to be delivered by caesarean section; but, he was so big even that was difficult. The 24.4-inch-long baby was the 41-year-old mother's fourth child. The newborn had a strong appetite from the beginning and had a very loud cry.

"He's extraordinary," says Sitanggang.

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