A 15 pound baby named Chun Chun was born in China, setting a new world record in the country, and the news comes only one week after announcing the birth of another heavy weight infant in Iowa.
The birth of the 15.5 pound baby is the heaviest on record in China and it now belongs to Chun Chun, who was born Saturday morning via c-section operation that lasted 20 minutes.
The previous record was 15.4 pounds belonging to 3 different babies born between 2008 and 2010.
Doctors say that the infant and its 29-year-old mother, Wang Yujuan, are doing well.
Yujuan said that her pregnancy felt different from the pregnancy she experienced with her daughter, who was born weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces.
“I clearly felt that my body was more clumsy than when I had been pregnant with my daughter. My belly was bigger than it was then,” Wang told reporters. “I guessed the baby would be between ten and 11 pounds. I never expected to hear that he weighs 15.5 pounds.”
Doctors have indicated babies born over 11 pounds are a rarity. The heaviest baby ever born on record according to the Guinness World Records was in 1879 to an Ohio women, the baby weighed 23 pounds 12 ounces but unfortunately it only survived 11 hours after birth.