Indonesian Woman Gives Birth to 19.2 Pound Boy


babyAn Indonesian woman has given birth to a 19.2-pound baby boy, the heaviest newborn ever recorded in the country, a doctor said yesterday. The baby, who is still unnamed and is 24.4 inches long, was born by caesarean section Monday at a public hospital in North Sumatra province, a doctor who took part in the operation told AFP.”This heavy baby made the surgery really tough… His legs were so big,” Binsar Sitanggang said.

The boy is in a healthy condition despite having to initially be given oxygen to overcome breathing problems, the gynaecologist said.

“He’s got strong appetite, every minute, it’s almost non-stop feeding,” he said.

“This baby boy is extraordinary, the way he’s crying is not like a usual baby. It’s really loud.”

The boy’s massive size was likely the result of his mother, Ani, 41, having diabetes, Sitanggang said.

She had to be rushed to hospital due to complications with the pregnancy, which had reached nine months. The baby is her fourth.

{AFP/ Newscenter}