A mother has given birth to the world’s biggest baby girl – who weighs the same as an average six-month-old. The unnamed baby was born by Caesarean section on Monday weighing a staggering 15lbs.
Her 19-year-old mother, known only as Nandini, was astonished by the size of her first child when she was born in southern India.
And it is believed her birth overtakes the current record holder, Carisa Rusack, who was born weighing 14lb 5oz in Massachusetts in 2014.
Dr Venkatesh Raju, the local health officer, said:
‘In my 25 years of experience, I had never seen such a big baby. ‘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.’
Nandini, who herself weighs 14.5 stone (94kg) and is 5’9 tall, had a smooth pregnancy throughout but was unaware she was about to give birth to a big baby.