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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

7.75 Kilogram Baby Born in Altai

ReutersNadya, left, lying in a maternity ward in Barnaul on Wednesday. She has eight sisters and three brothers.
BARNAUL -- An east Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child -- doing more than her fair share to stem Russia's population decline -- was stunned to find that little Nadya weighed in at a massive 7.75 kilograms.

Nadya was delivered by Caesarean section in a local maternity hospital in the Altai region on Sept. 17, joining eight sisters and three brothers, a local reporter said.

"We were all simply in shock," said Nadya's mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43.

"What did the father say? He couldn't say a thing -- he just stood there blinking."

"I ate everything, we don't have the money for special foods so I just ate potatoes, noodles and tomatoes," she told the reporter, adding that all her previous babies had weighed more than 5 kilograms.

Guinness World Records lists a 10.2 kilogram baby boy born in Italy in 1955, and a 10.8 kilogram baby boy who was born in the United States in 1879 but died 11 hours later.

The average weight for healthy newborn babies is around 3.2 kilograms, according to World Health Organization figures.