Morbidly obese baby girl alarms doctors by weighing in at nearly THREE stone at just eight months old Morbidly obese baby girl alarms doctors by weighing in at nearly THREE stone at just eight months old
A MORBIDLY obese baby girl has baffled doctors – by weighing in at a whopping 38lbs. Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born... Morbidly obese baby girl alarms doctors by weighing in at nearly THREE stone at just eight months old

A MORBIDLY obese baby girl has baffled doctors – by weighing in at a whopping 38lbs.

Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born an average weight but started ballooning in size at the age of four months.

 Doctors have been left baffled by obese tot Chahat Kumar from India who weighs 38lbs

Doctors have been left baffled by obese tot Chahat Kumar from India who weighs 38lbs

 Eight-month-old Chahat started ballooning in size at the age of four months

Eight-month-old Chahat started ballooning in size at the age of four months

 Her parents, including mother Reena (pictured) are baffled by what is causing their daughter's insatiable appetite

Her parents, including mother Reena (pictured) are baffled by what is causing their daughter’s insatiable appetite

And now the the baby weighs in at 2.7 stones – the same as an average four-year-old.

Dad Suraj Kumar, 23, said: “When Chahat was born, she was completely normal. Then, slowly we saw that her weight was shooting up.

“Her weight is increasing day by day.”

Her parents are baffled by what is causing their daughter’s insatiable appetite and are becoming concerned about her health

 The tot seen with her parents, Reena & Suraj Kumar, at her house

The tot seen with her parents, Reena & Suraj Kumar, at her house

 Chahat also suffers from abnormally hard skin which has made taking blood samples to analyse her condition more difficult

Chahat also suffers from abnormally hard skin which has made taking blood samples to analyse her condition more difficult

 Her parents say she keeps eating all the time and if they don’t give her anything to eat, she starts crying

Her parents say she keeps eating all the time and if they don’t give her anything to eat, she starts crying

Chahat’s mother Reena, 21, explained: “Before Chahat, we had a son who died, and then Chahat was born. I am concerned about her health.”

Worried Reena, who lost her first baby in childbirth, estimates that Chahat eats four times the amount of food of a normal-sized child her age.

She said: “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.”

 Chahat’s parents deny that her extreme weight gain has anything to do with her upbringing

Chahat’s parents deny that her extreme weight gain has anything to do with her upbringing

 The family lack the funds needed to travel further afield for more advanced medical treatment

The family lack the funds needed to travel further afield for more advanced medical treatment

 Chahat is much bigger than other babies her age

Chahat is much bigger than other babies her age

Chahat’s parents deny that her extreme weight gain has anything to do with her upbringing.

Dad Suraj said: “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.”

Due to the excessive weight the baby is now experiencing problems with both her breathing and sleeping. And her condition has even baffled the family’s local doctor in Punjab.

 Reena estimates that Chahat eats four times the amount of food of a normal-sized child her age

Reena estimates that Chahat eats four times the amount of food of a normal-sized child her age

Unfortunately Chahat also suffers from abnormally hard skin which has made taking blood samples to analyse her condition more difficult, and the family lack the funds needed to travel further afield for more advanced medical treatment.

Reena explained: “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.”

The Kumar’s doctor, Vasudev Sharma confirmed that the difficulty with taking blood samples has made a medical diagnosis very difficult.

 The family's doctor, Dr Sharma, is certain that Chahat’s growing size needs to be addressed

The family’s doctor, Dr Sharma, is certain that Chahat’s growing size needs to be addressed

 Due to the excessive weight the baby is now experiencing problems

Due to the excessive weight the baby is now experiencing problems

He said: “This is the first case I’ve seen in my life where a child’s weight has been shooting up so much four to five months after birth.

“But the blood test couldn’t be carried out because the fat on the baby’s body was too much, and because of that, the blood test wasn’t done properly.

“We have tried it many times. Her skin is so hard that we can’t ever diagnose her condition.”

Dr Sharma has recommended that the family visit a Pediatric specialist at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar, but the family’s financial restraints has so far made this impossible.

 Mum Reena dreams of her daughter having a brighter, lighter future

Mum Reena dreams of her daughter having a brighter, lighter future

 Her family say they want Chahat to be able to play like normal kids

Her family say they want Chahat to be able to play like normal kids

But Dr Sharma is certain that Chahat’s growing size needs to be addressed.

He said: “Her weight is increasing excessively and it has to be controlled.

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

And while the family continue to search for answers, mum Reena dreams of her daughter having a brighter, lighter future.

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.”

Obinna Onyia

  • Nayaa Adoree

    2018-02-15 #1 Author

    Omg 😍 she is still beautiful 😘

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  • George

    2018-02-15 #2 Author

    Wow that’s amazing 😦😦😦

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  • Tori hartnett

    2018-02-15 #3 Author

    All the weight doesn’t change that she’s adorable but I hope she’s able to get the health care she needs soon!

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  • Janeh white

    2018-02-15 #4 Author

    Oh wow still cute!

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