A woman in Poland gave birth this week to a baby weighing more than seven kg (15 lb), which doctors said was a record size for a Polish newborn.
Medical staff in the city of Szczecin said they decided to deliver baby Kacper by caesarian section on Wednesday because of the size of his mother’s stomach and after they were unable to measure him using standard monitoring equipment.
“A bigger newborn has never been born in Poland,” Andrzej Puchalski, head of Szczecin Military Hospital in northern Poland, was quoted as saying on the Web site of Radio ZET on Friday.
The 44-year-old mother, Bozena Skulska, was in good health after the delivery, doctors said, while the father, Marek Skulski, was brimming with pride.
“I’m not bragging, but I do have talent,” he told Radio ZET.
According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest newborn ever recorded weighed 10.8 kg (23.8 lb). The baby was born in Canada in 1879 and survived just 11 hours.