An Indonesian woman has given birth to a baby weighing 8.7kg, news reports said Thursday.
The baby boy born Monday by Caesarian section in North Sumatra province was in good health, Erwanto, a doctor who treated the newborn, told the Detik.com news portal.
Local media said the baby was the heaviest newborn ever recorded in the country. The previous record was 6.9 kilos. "The baby does not need a ventilator, and his heart is normal," the doctor was quoted as saying.
The mother, who weighed 110kg after the delivery, was in good condition too, he said.
Another doctor, Binsar Sitanggang, said the baby had a big appetite. "He cries for feeding almost every minute," he said. "He cries very loudly, unlike other babies."
Doctors said the baby grew too large because the mother has diabetes, which caused him to receive too much glucose. - (Sapa-dpa, September 2009)
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