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16lb Baby Boy Born In China

14/08/2014 16:58 | Updated 20 May 2015

16lb baby born in China

A Chinese woman has given birth to a 16 lb baby boy – who hospital staff have nicknamed Little Chubby!

The boy – believed to be the biggest ever born in China – was delivered by Caesarean section in Shanwei, southeast China on February 7.

He has been given the moniker Xiao Pang, which means Little Chubby or Fat, until his parents come up with a real name (Huge Cutie, anyone?).

16lb baby born in China

Despite his enormous size, both mother and baby are doing well, according to reports.

The number of instances of Big Baby Syndrome - also known as macrosomia - is rising across the world, according to a study published in medical journal The Lancet last year.

16lb baby born in China

The study found that developed countries have seen a 15 to 25 per cent increase in babies weighing over 8lbs 13oz - the weight at which a newborn is considered 'oversized' - in the past two to three decades.

Despite Xiao Pang's size, he is still some way off the heaviest newborn ever.

That record belongs to a boy born in Italy in 1955 who tipped the scales at a staggering 22lb.

Last year a 13lb 4oz child dubbed 'babyzilla' was born in Germany and more remarkably was delivered naturally.

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