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14 Pound Baby Born in Haifa

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Photo Credit: Rambam Medical Center

A 13-pound-7-ounce (6.245 kilograms) baby born at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa this week surprised his mother and doctors, who were not able to find proper baby pajamas in his size after he was delivered by C-section in the 38th week of pregnancy.

The doctors calculated that the baby born is the approximate size and weight of a six-month old infant. Guinness recently reported that a baby weighing 13.49 pounds (6.12 kilograms) was born in Germany this July and in August, a baby weighing 13.66 pounds (6.2 kilograms) was born in Spain.

“This is the second largest baby that was born in the 35 years that I’ve worked at Rambam,” said Prof. Shraga Blazer, the director of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. “Twenty years ago, I delivered a baby that weighed 6.3 kilograms (about 13.9 pounds). But even when I worked in the U.S., I did not see such a thing.”

Mother and baby are being monitored at the hospital.

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18 Responses to “14 Pound Baby Born in Haifa”

  1. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    Did he walk out?

  2. Rebecca Dugan says:

    Whoa!!!

  3. John Keytack says:

    That poor mother! Gee!

  4. Gwen Washburn says:

    My cousin was born 12 pds in the US.

  5. the mom must be a diabetic! Mazal tov!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Benjamin Fox says:

    One heck of a baby, hope he is doing well and glad he is alive and a Jew. God Bless Him.

  7. Bill Thorne says:

    Wow! Mazal tov! I hope this is mom's first, because is going to need a lot of help to care for this guy. . . OK! Dad get your hands off your chess!

  8. Bill Thorne says:

    Wow! Mazal tov! I hope this is mom's first, because is going to need a lot of help to care for this guy. . . OK! Dad get your hands off your chess!

  9. yzshap says:

    Yom Kippur is coming. He may lose weight by fasting. “Kine Hurra”

  10. K'nane a horror………

  11. John Mathew says:

    blessed one like Samson

  12. DrUzo says:

    The press should remember Sithandiwe born in South Africa in May 1982 – a whooping 10.2 kg — more than 22 pounds

  13. Ferdinand Torreggiani says:

    Any History of Diabetes? Diabetes is one of the causes of large babies,

  14. Ferdinand Torreggiani says:

    Any History of Diabetes? Diabetes is one of the causes of large babies,

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