In a small hospital on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, a woman named Ani gave birth to a baby.


This baby wasn’t just any ordinary baby though. This baby weighed almost 20 pounds when he was born!

Meet Akbar. Akbar, which means “the Great” in Arabic was 19.2 pounds an 24 inches tall when he was born. At that weight, Akbar is the heaviest baby Indonesia has ever had. (VIDEO)



Guinness World Records cites the heaviest baby as being born in the U.S. in 1879, weighing 23.75 pounds (10.4 kilograms).

However, it died 11 hours after birth. The book also cites 22.5-pound (10.2-kilogram) babies born in Italy in 1955 and in South Africa in 1982.

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The reason behind Akbar’s incredible weight? Ani, the mother of Akbar, is diabetic, and the increase in glucose caused Akbar’s weight during Ani’s pregnancy.

Because of Akbar’s size, Ani’s birth had to be performed through a cesarean delivery that lasted over 40 minutes.

Ani gave birth to two other sons that day, but they were both born at normal weights of 9.9 and 11.6 pounds.



Fortunately, both Ani and Akbar are in good health following the birth. The only person that’s worried? Ani’s husband Muhammad. Muhammad says,

“I hope I can afford to feed the baby enough, because he needs more milk than other babies.”



Perhaps unsurprisingly, he was delivered by Caesarean section.

Britain's heaviest newborn was delivered in Cumbria in 1992 weighing 15lb 8oz.

The heaviest baby ever born was produced by Anna Bates of Canada in 1879, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It weighed 23.12lb and died 11 hours after birth.



The record for a baby which survived, according to the Guinness record keepers, is held by a boy born weighing 22lb 8oz at Aversa, Italy in 1955.

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