An Indian mother has given birth to a 6.8kg baby girl, putting to shame baby whopper Ziad Kadic, who was born in Perth Australia weighing in just under 6kg three weeks ago.

The baby girl weighs the same as the average six-month-old and is reportedly twice the size of a regular newborn baby.

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The newborn, who is unnamed, was delivered by caesarean to her 19-year-old mother, known only as Nandini.

Doctors believe her weight overtakes the alleged current record holder, Carisa Rusack, who was born weighing 6.5kg in Massachusetts in 2014.

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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.”

Doctors and family were surprised by the size of the baby, because the pregnancy had gone smoothly.

Nandini, the mother, weighs 92kg and is 175cms tall, and was unaware she was going to give birth to such a large child.

Health workers are monitoring the child in an intensive care unit to check her developments, before letting her go in a few days.

The gynaecologist who delivered the baby, Poornima Manu, said: “She came as a big surprise for all of us. The surgery took place for almost half an hour and it was free of any complications. She is really big and beautiful.

“She does not have any health issues like irregular sugar levels or thyroid and breathing normally. We were initially concerned about her sugar levels but that is fine.

“The mother had made regular visits for check-ups at the hospital and never showed signs of gestational diabetes or thyroid disorders.”

Despite being “big and beautiful”, the unnamed baby is far off the current Guinness Record holder for heaviest birth.

This is held by a baby boy born in Italy who was born without any health issues at 10.2kg to Sig Carmelina Fedele (Italy) at Aversa, Italy in September 1955.

On May 2nd Perth mum Breanna Sykes gave birth to 13-pound whopper Ziad Kadic at Joondalup Health Campus, who is understood to be one of the heaviest babies in WA history, weighing in at 5815 grams and measuring 57 centimetres.

“One of the doctors said ‘this is the biggest baby I’ve ever seen in my 15-year career’. It’s pretty amazing,” Ms Sykes told Nine News.

“They said he’s just not going to fit, if I try and push the baby he would break my pelvis so I had to get a caesarean.

“But, he’s here safe and happy and that’s what matters,” she said.

Telegraph, London; 9 News Perth

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Henry Sapiecha

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