In September 2009, the Indonesian island of Sumatra was buzzing with curiosity and surprise. Ani, a woman, gave birth to a baby who turned out not to be a “baby” at all. He weighed almost 9 kg at the time of his birth! The boy’s name was Akbar, which means “big, great” in Arabic.
The little giant grew to a height of 60 cm. The boy was immediately crowned Indonesia’s newborn champion. Unfortunately, the cause of such a hero’s birth is not blood and mother’s milk. Because Ani is diabetic, the baby’s weight was affected by the excess glucose. Ani had to have a caesarean section due to Akbar’s size, which took about 40 minutes.
The woman’s other two sons were also born large (5.3 and 4.5 kg), but they were dwarfed by their brother. Both the mother and the child are now in good health. True, Akbar’s appetites are still the same, so even his father noted that feeding such a man would be more difficult.
In comparison, Akbar’s weight is roughly equivalent to that of a typical one-year-old child. Crowds gathered from all over the island to marvel at the unusual boy. The delighted mother couldn’t help but smile…