Record baby in Brazil
Child is born with seven kilograms
Brazil’s largest baby was born last Wednesday in Parintins in the Amazon region, weighing seven kilograms. The child is healthy. The obesity is attributed to a form of diabetes in the mother.
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What a bundle of joy: Baby Angerson was born at 7.328 kilograms and 59 centimeters, making him the tallest child in Brazil.
Cleidiane Santos (27) from Parintins, a town in the Amazon region in Brazil, gave birth to her sixth child last Wednesday. The child was born healthy – but looked a little different than most other babies. The newborn boy named Angerson already weighed 7.328 kilos and was 59 centimeters tall. That makes him the biggest baby ever born in Brazil, according to local media.
The child was delivered by caesarean section because doctors determined during a routine check-up that the baby was too big for a natural birth. The doctors assumed the baby would weigh six kilograms and were then surprised when the “little one” exceeded the forecasts.
The doctors suspect that the high weight is related to the mother’s diabetes. But the main thing is: mother and child are healthy, everyone is happy and grateful. “I thought it was four kilos, but it was seven kilos,” says the mother.
Risk of later obesity
The baby is currently still being looked after in the neonatology department, i.e. the newborn department in the hospital. The family has to buy the boy’s equipment from scratch because of his unexpected size. The hospital staff are helping the family by collecting donations.
According to the German Robert Koch Institute (RKI), being overweight at birth can later pose an increased risk of obesity. Around every tenth child in Switzerland is born overweight.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s heaviest baby was born in Italy. He was born in 1955 and is said to have weighed 10.2 kilograms at birth. (lrc)
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