Newborn in Florida weighs whopping 14.1 pounds

Newborn in Florida weighs whopping 14.1 pounds

Newborn in Florida weighs whopping 14.1 pounds

Written by Staff Writer

08 Feb, 2015 | 5:44 pm

A woman in US has given birth to a record breaking baby weighing 14.1 pounds (6.4kg).

According to the hospital, Maxxzandra Ford’s son Avery now holds the record for largest baby born at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

Avery, who was delivered in a natural birth lasting 18 hours, is one of the largest-ever born in the state.

According to media reports in the US, Ms Ford did not know she was pregnant until about 35 weeks.

Ms Ford said upon confirmation  she thought she was having twins at first.

Avery remains in neonatal intensive care after his 29 January birth, but he is expected to go home in the next few days.

Ms Ford, who already has two children, said she “just melted” when she finally held Avery.

According to Guinness World Records, the newborn is still a bit smaller than the largest baby ever born, In 1879, Ann Bates of Canada gave birth to a newborn who weighed 23 pounds, 12 ounces.

 

Picture : St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

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