What Was the Recorded Weight of the Biggest Baby Ever Born?


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According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby born to a healthy mother weighed 22 pounds, 8 ounces, as of 2015. Another baby that held the world record was between 22 pounds and 23 pounds, 12 ounces, depending on the source, but that baby died after 11 hours.

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The baby that weighed 22 pounds, 8 ounces was the son of Carmelina Fedele, an Italian woman. The baby was born in September 1955. The baby that died after 11 hours was the son of a Canadian giantess named Anna Bates. He was born on Jan. 19, 1879 in Seville, Ohio. Bates was also a large baby, weighing 18 pounds at birth.

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