KISARAN, Indonesia – Indonesia’s heaviest-ever newborn drew curious crowds Friday to a hospital where the boy named Akbar — or the "Great" in Arabic — came into the world at a record 19.2 pounds (8.7 kilograms).
Akbar Risuddin was born to a diabetic mother in a 40-minute cesarean delivery that was complicated because of his unusual weight and size, Dr. Binsar Sitanggang said.
"I’m very happy that my baby and his mother are in good health," father Muhammad Hasanuddin said Friday. "I hope I can afford to feed the baby enough, because he needs more milk than other babies."
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