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China's largest newborn baby weighs 7.04kg

By Pan Zheng (Shanghai Daily)

14:01, February 07, 2012

A baby weighing 7.04 kilograms was born on Saturday in central Henan Province, setting a new record for being the heaviest newborn in China, local media reported.

The 29-year-old mother surnamed Wang gave birth to the super-size baby through Caesarean section in Xinxiang City. Both she and the baby are in good condition, the Dahe News said.

Wang and her husband are of normal stature and they have a 6-year-old daughter who weighed about 4 kilos at birth.

Wang's doctor Ren Xijie said the newborn boy was about 60 centimeters long. His delivery took nearly 20 minutes.

Wang said she had no special diet during pregnancy and the only difference was that she had a much bigger belly than other pregnant women.

The largest newborn baby on the Guinness World Records was a 10.1-kilogram Italian baby born in 1955 and the former national record holder was a 7-kilogram baby born in 2008 in Liaoning Province.

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