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Whopping big bouncing baby

September 26, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Indonesia's heaviest-ever newborn drew curious crowds to a hospital where the boy, named Akbar -- meaning "the great" in Arabic -- came into the world at a record 19.2 pounds.

Akbar Risuddin was born to a diabetic mother in a 40-minute cesarean delivery, Dr. Binsar Sitanggang said.

The father, Muhammad Hasanuddin, said: "I hope I can afford to feed the baby enough, because he needs more milk than other babies."

The baby's size was the result of excessive glucose from his mother during pregnancy, Sitanggang said.

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