Doctors Have Been Left Baffled By This Baby That Weighs Almost Three Stone

Doctors in India are baffled over the 39lbs weight of a baby girl.

Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, started gaining weigh rapidly at just four months having been born an average weight.

Chahat now weighs a whopping 2.7 stone, which is the average weight for a four-year-old.

Her father Suraj Jumar, 23, said: "When Chahat was born, she was completely normal. Then, slowly we saw that her weight was shooting up.

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"Her weight is increasing day by day."

Her mother Reena, 21, is also concerned about her daughter's increasing gains.

She said: "Before Chahat, we had a son who died, and then Chahat was born. I am concerned about her health.

"She doesn't eat like a normal kid. She keeps eating all the time. If we don't give her anything to eat, she starts crying.

"She cries to go out but her weight is too much and we are not able to pick her up. So we only take her to nearby places."

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Suraj is quick to quash any criticism that Chahat's weight surge is anything to do with her upbringing.

"It's not our fault. God gave this condition to her. It's not in our hands. I feel bad when some people laugh at her for being fat."

To make matters worse, Chahat suffers from abnormally hard skin which makes blood samples a nightmare. The Kumar's also don't have the money to travel away for better medical treatment.

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Reena said: ""We don't have enough money for her treatment but we do our best to make sure she gets well. But the problem is with her skin. Her skin is so hard that doctors have failed to take a sample from her body."

Vasudev Sharma, the family's doctor, said this is the first case he's seen in his life where a child's weight has been rising up so much four to five months after birth.

He added that the lack of a blood test means it's impossible to ever diagnose Chahat's condition.

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Instead, he has recommended that the Kumar's visit a Pediatric specialist at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar. Again, this proves a challenge for the family given their financial standing.

"Her weight is increasing excessively and it has to be controlled," Sharma urged.

"She has to eat less. She eats like a 10-year-old kid."

All the Kumar's want is for Chahat to be like any other 'normal' kid.

She said: "We want Chahat to be able to play like normal kids. We don't want her to have difficulties in the future.

"We want a good future for her."

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Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.

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