Hasan. India welcomes the ‘world heaviest baby girl’ on Monday in Hassan area of Karnataka. The 6.8 kgs (15 lbs) infant is borne by 19-year old Nandini, which is almost the same as an average six-month-old.
Dr Venkatesh Raju, the local health officer, said, ‘I have never seen so heavy baby in my 25-year career experience. She is a miracle. I believe she is not only the heaviest baby born in India but the heaviest baby girl ever born in the world."
The doctors were concerned as the mother, Nandini, weighs 94 kg and had diabetes. But the baby turned out to be healthy and "does not have any health issues like irregular sugar levels or thyroid and is breathing well."
Dr Poornima Manu, who delivered the baby, said: "The surgery took place for nearly half an hour and it was free of any risk. She is really big and beautiful."
While the doctors claim her to be the world's heaviest baby, the Guinness Record is currently held by a baby boy born in 1955, who weighed 10.3kg at birth.
This newborn, however, could be the new record-holder of being the heaviest baby girl in the world.