14-Pound Baby Boy Born in Utah by Sara Brandon (Video)



A 14-pound baby was born at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah via caesarian section last May 9. As of posting, the baby boy is considered the heaviest US baby born in 2013.


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Joel Brandon Jr: 14-pound baby
Credit: Sara Brandon

Sara Brandon named her 22 inches long son, Joel Brandon Jr. or J.J.

Brandon’s latest delivery was in contrast when she gave birth to her twin girls. Reports say that each girl only weighed 4 pounds during birth.

According to Brandon, “When they stuck him on the scale he was 14 pounds even. The doctor said it was the biggest baby he had ever delivered. I had to have two [obstetricians] deliver him instead of one, because they knew he was going to be big. They struggled to get him out.”

Dr. Robert Barbieri, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explained that J.J.’s size may have been “An interesting effect of insulin, if it’s not taken in a sufficient amount, the glucose remains high, and the baby’s glucose starts to rise. It’s like giving the baby fertilizer and it grows very large.”

Brandon described her son as “very calm, content and giggly. He sits with his sisters all day. He only cries if he’s hungry or tired.”

Below is an ABC News video of the J.J., the 14-pound baby from Utah.



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