16lb baby measuring 2ft long is born in Brazil
With a weight of 22.5 pounds, Angerson dos Santos falls short of the world record holder.
In Brazil, a two-foot-tall baby was born weighing 16 lbs (7.3 kg).
Cleidiane Santos dos Santos, 27, gave birth by C-section to son Angerson on Wednesday, January 18 at Hospital Padre Colombo in Parintins, Amazonas State.
Santos was admitted to the hospital for a routine checkup, but doctors discovered that the unborn child was too large for her to carry to term.
At 59cm, Angerson is believed to be the largest baby born in Amazonas State. He is being kept in an incubator in a "stable" condition. Both mother and child are said to be in good health.
The child breaks the state record, which was last updated in 2011 by a boy weighing 13 pounds and standing 1.8 feet tall.
Angerson falls just short of the national record set by Ademilton dos Santos, who was born in 2005 and weighed 17 pounds. He was born via Caesarean section in Salvador, Brazil, as well.
Doctors said his size was likely related to his mother's diabetes condition.
Anna Bates, born in Italy in 1955, was the largest baby ever born naturally, weighing 22lbs 8oz (10.2kg) - roughly the same as a fully-grown Beagle.
Padre Colombo Hospital is raising funds for new clothes for Angerson, because his parents' purchases will not fit him.
For the newborn, the hospital is looking for clothes and nappies that fit children aged nine months to a year.