19-year-old Nandini gave birth to a big and tall baby girl in Karnataka via a C-section

Indian woman gives birth to a 15-pound (7 kgs) baby girl – heaviest newborn in India

India News Bulletin Desk

A 19-year-old woman in Karnataka has delivered the heaviest baby born till date in India, according to doctors. The baby girl, weighing 6.82 kilograms or 15 pounds, is taller and bigger – almost twice the size of normal newborns in India. The baby and the mother (named Nandini) are both doing well.

Heaviest indian baby born in Karnataka - this baby girl weighs 15 pounds (6.82 kgs)
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The average birth weight of babies in India is considered to be between 2.5 to 3.5 kilograms (6 to 7 pounds). The new baby girl weighs as much as a regular 6-month-old baby and was born via a Caesarean section. The new baby girl is also much taller than average (62 cms as opposed to average 50 cms).

The doctors are surprised because it is largely considered that women with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or diabetes tend to give birth to heavy babies but this young woman’s blood tests show no traces of diabetes. But it is reported that the newborn baby is drinking as much as 2 ounces of milk every two hours and that new mother Nandini is not able to keep up with breastfeeding.

The newborn’s samples have been sent to the test labs to identify if the baby has any metabolism issues that is causing her to be big and heavy. The doctors are expecting the test results in 48 hours.

Although this baby is considered the heaviest born in India, the world record for the heaviest newborn was held by boy born in Aversa, Italy, in September 1955 weighing 10.2 kgs or 22-pounds.

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