Overweight baby at birth

Governments in developed world are worried about overweight kids and are proposing different measures to make them healthy. What about the overweight baby at birth?

A Siberian mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43, gave birth to her 12th child Nadia on September 17 who weighed a massive 7.75 kg (17.1 lb) at birth. Nadia’s weight is way higher than the World Health Organisation’s data of the average weight for most healthy newborn babies which is around 3.2 kg (7.06 lb). It seems it is in her genes as all her previous 11 babies had weighed more than 5 kg.

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The mother was quoted as saying she didn’t eat any special foods. All she ate in her pregenancy were potatoes, noodles and tomatoes.

But, it is not a new record though. The Guinness World Records lists a 10.2 kg baby boy born in Italy in 1955, and a 10.8 kg baby boy who was born in the United States in 1879 but died 11 hours later. (news link)

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