Just a few days old, and this baby is already breaking records!


A mum in Southern India has given birth to the ‘world’s heaviest girl’. When we say that, you're probably thinking... that baby must weigh, what, 10lbs? 11lbs? Gosh, 12lbs??

Nope, not even close!

Nandini, a 19-year-old girl from Karnataka, India, was said to be shocked when her first child, a baby daughter, was born by caesarean… and weighed in at a whopping 15lbs!

(Let that sink in - 15lbs!)

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Luckily, both mum and baby are healthy and her as-yet-unnamed child’s impressive weight is not due to a medical issue, such as a thyroid problem.


Considering that the average birth weight for babies is in the 7lb region, and anything over 8lbs 13oz is classed as ‘macrosomic’ (a term that basically means 'abnormally big baby') - this news is really something!

Dr Venkatesh Raju, one of the local health officers involved, even described it as miraculous.

He said: “[The baby] 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.

“In my 25 years of experience, I had never seen such a big baby.”

Apparently, Nandini’s daughter overtakes the previous record holder for ‘heaviest girl in the world’ – Carisa Rusack, who was reportedly born in 2014 at 14lb 5oz.

But believe it or not, this 15lb baby isn't the heaviest of all time. The record for the heaviest baby in history (according to the Guinness World Records) belongs to an Italian boy born in 1955, who weighed an astonishing 22lb 8oz.

How much your baby weighs is a heavy topic (pun intended), and we’ve covered how much weight your baby should gain as they begin to grow before.

But now we really wanna know - how much did your baby weigh when they were born? Let us know on Facebook!

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