2ft 16lb Monster Tot Born In Brazil

A giant baby measuring 59 centimetres (two feet) and weighing a whopping 7.328 kilogrammes (16 lb) has been born in Brazil.

Supersize Angerson Santos came into the world at Hospital Padre Colombo in Parintins, Amazonas State, on 18th January.

His mum – 27-year-old Cleidiane Santos dos Santos – had gone to the hospital the previous day for a routine obstetric consultation.

It was during the check-up that medics realised her unborn baby was too large to be carried to term.

So surgeons gave her a C-section the next day and not-so-little Angerson was born weighing 7.328 kilogrammes and measuring 59 centimetres.

Photo shows another baby born in Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil, undated. The baby reportedly weighed almost seven kilogrammes. (CEN)

Medics at the hospital say he is in an incubator in a stable condition and has no abnormalities.

The hospital has now launched a fundraising campaign to help Angerson’s parents, as all the baby clothes they have bought will be too small for their newborn.

The facility is collecting extra-large nappies and clothes for infants aged between nine months and a year.

Angerson smashes the previous record set by Pedro Aluizio, who was born in Parintins in 2014, weighing 6.74 kilogrammes and measuring 57 centimetres.

Before that, the record was held by a baby born in the municipality in 2011 weighing 6.12 kilogrammes and measuring 56 centimetres.

But the heaviest baby ever, according to the Guinness World Records, was a boy, born to Sig. Carmelina Fedele, weighing weighing 10.2 kilogrammes (22 lb 8 oz) in Aversa, Italy, in September 1955.

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