The Story Behind the 19-Pound Newborn!

By JustMommies staff

Do believe the headlines! A woman from Indonesia gave birth to a 19.2 pound baby boy on Monday via c-section, Today reports.

Ani Risuddin gave birth to her healthy baby boy, named Akbar ( meaning "the great one"), who was 2-feet long upon delivery. According to the report, this is a record for Indonesia but doesn't break the world record, which is 23 pounds.

His large size is believed to be due to his mother's gestational diabetes, doctors tell Today, which resulted in too much glucose being delivered to the baby in the womb.

Dr. Binsar Sitanggang, who delivered the toddler-sized newborn, talked about the experience. "He’s got a strong appetite, it’s almost nonstop feeding. This baby boy is extraordinary; the way he’s crying is not like a usual baby. It’s really loud!."

Learn more details about baby Akbar here!