Heavy Newborn Weighs 14.1 Pounds



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A woman in the US has given birth to a baby weighing 14.1 pounds (6.4kg) - and he is already eating double the amount of an average-sized newborn.
Maxxzandra Ford's son Avery is the heaviest ever baby to be born at St Joseph's Women's Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Avery, who was delivered in a natural birth lasting 18 hours, is one of the largest-ever born in the state.
Ms Ford did not know she was pregnant until about 35 weeks in, according to media reports in the US.
She told television stations WFLA and WFTS that after she rapidly gained weight last autumn, doctors confirmed she was pregnant.
Ms Ford said she thought she was having twins at first.
Debbie Moore, a registered nurse at the hospital, said they would "definitely not" have recommended a natural birth if they had known how much Avery weighed, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Avery's father, Allen Denton, told the newspaper: "I got a linebacker now instead of a fullback."
Avery remains in neonatal intensive care after his 29 January birth, but he is expected to go home soon.
Ms Ford, who already has a one-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter, said she "just melted" when she finally held Avery.
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