Meet Chun Chun, China's Biggest Baby?

He weighed 15.5 pounds at birth

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 8, 2012 1:32 PM CST

(Newser) – Chun Chun is less than a week old, but it looks like he's already a record-holder in China. He weighed 15.5 pounds at birth, with local media in central Henan province speculating that he's the biggest newborn in the nation's history, reports the Times of India. He and mom are doing well after the C-section. Even if Chun Chun officially takes the honor in China, he falls short of the Guinness record: A woman in Ohio gave birth to a 23.7-pound boy in 1879. Click for more, including video of the baby.

In this image made from CCTV television, a 15-pound baby named Chun Chun sleeps at Xinxiang Maternity Hospital in Henan province, China.   (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN)
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