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An Indonesian women has given birth to the heaviest baby ever born in the country…

An Indonesian women has given birth to the heaviest baby ever born in the country. The baby-boy, still unnamed, weighs 19.2 lbs (8,7kg) and is 24.4 inches (62cm) long.

The boy was born by Caesarean section on Monday 21st at a public hospital in North Sumatra province.

Dr. Binsar Sitanggang, a gynaecologist who took part in the operation said:

“This heavy baby made the surgery really tough, especially the process of taking him out of his mum’s womb. His legs were so big,”

The boy is said to be in a healthy condition despite initially being given oxygen to overcome breathing problems.

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

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

It is thought that the boy’s massive size was likely the result of his mother, Ani, 41, having diabetes, Mr Sitanggang said.

When the pregnancy reach around nine months, Ani was rushed to hospital due to complications. The baby, her fourth, was the only child not delivered by a traditional midwife.

When a diabetic mother’s glucose level is high during pregnancy, the baby can receive too much glucose causing it to grow too large, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Indonesia’s previous heaviest baby, weighing in at 6.9 kilos, was born in 2007 on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, according to the Indonesian Museum of Records website.

The heaviest baby ever was born to Anna Bates of Canada in 1879, according to The Guinness Book of World Records.

It weighed 23.12lb (10.8kg) and died 11 hours after birth.

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