Isn't that the normal british diet?
Yummy, growth hormones taste soooo gooood.
Seriously. Giant baby made out of BGH.
After the apocalypse, all these C-section mamas are out of luck.
It looks like the baby has already gotten a spray tan. In fact, that child looks more like a little mobster than a newborn. Perhaps the Witness Protection program is getting creative.
Bovine growth hormone has been outlawed in the UK for over a decade.
What are the odds this child will be predisposed to childhood obesity, diabeetus, heart disease, etc? Not just being snarky, I'm really curious...
Bethany: the title, the reaction. This is why you're awesome. And also your initials.
Having known a mother who gave birth to a 12 lb 13 oz baby, I wonder if this one was way over due like the one I knew.

I'd prefer that all my babies be made out of meat. The alternatives are too disturbing.
@5: Newborns typically have a bit of jaundice, which gives them that spray tan look. He'll shit out the bilirubin in a few days and look less mobster-ish.

I do wonder if she had gestational diabetes, though. There was no mention of it one way or the other in the accompanying article, but it causes ginormous babies.
All the ladies in the house throw your hands up and say "what????!"
I hate to break it to you, but all of our bodies are made out of meat. Except for the cyborgs.
It's probably gestational diabetes, a very common condition. Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:

* African or Hispanic ancestry
* Being older than 25 when pregnant
* Family history of diabetes
* Giving birth to a previous baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
* Obesity
* Recurrent infections
* Unexplained miscarriage or death of a newborn

(Copied from Google Health)

Gorged on beef? Shut up, OK? Tabloid trash.

Nothing to see here.
I weighed almost 12 lbs when I was born and I have 8% body fat now. I realize the stranger likes to put of sensationalist shit about obesity and fat people, but this is just trashy pseudo-news.

Gigantism is a well known evolutionary trend.

I recently read that I'm in the lowest 25th percentile of height for this country, although years ago I remember being considered tall to average.

Over time, I would be in the 5th percentile...or deceased.
Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya ku kah. Wanta dah moole-rah? Wonkee chee sa crispa con Greedo?
I've read BJC's food columns - doesn't she only gorge on beef and pig and lamb? An asparagus garnish doesn't count...
@17: Well, Greedo was pointing a blaster at his face at the time, so frying him was the sensible thing for Han to do once negotiations failed.
Also, even he gets boarded sometimes.
Love the headline.
@17: What? Oh wait, I get it now. Wait, what?

I can't have been the only one expecting to see a baby-shaped meatloaf recipe from the headline.

Seriously, @21. I totally thought the post was going to be about something like this.
Oh, Comte, I love you.
I wonder if she needed the iron in beef. Pregnant women often need extra iron, and beef is a really good way to get it. I think my OB told me that it was because you were building both a bigger blood supply for yourself and for the baby.

Gestational diabetes and/or postdate birth are the most likely causes.

Both big babies and underweight ones are at a higher risk of diabetes. Of course, any such population risk is only a chance, and not inevitable. People vary a lot. If you want the article google: Birth Weight and Subsequent Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis. Underweight was classified as under 2.5 kilos and overweight was classified as over 4.0 kilos.
Go giant baby!!!

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