Everyone loves a chubby baby, with pinchable cheeks, a soft belly, and rolls for days. But when is it too much? Yahoo News has the story of 10-month-old girl, Aliya Saleem, who is pushing 41 pounds at her young age.
The average size for a 10-month-old girl is usually between 14-21 pounds. Aliya Saleem nearly doubles the highest average. Aliya was not always so big, however. Born to Shabana and Mohammad Saleem in Jharkhand, India, Aliya was a normal 9 pounds when she was delivered. Since then her weight has begun to spiral out of control. Her weight is now that of an average 6-year-old which has prompted her parents to seek medical advice.
Aliya is not the only child that Shabana and Mohammad have. The couple have a 5-year-old boy, who is average size, and they had another daughter who passed away before she turned 2-years-old. Like Aliya, their first daughter gained weight rapidly before she passed away. Doctors are concerned for Aliya, her weight could cause her problems with high cholesterol and diabetes. Doctors have said that they feel Aliya’s weight gain is due to a hormonal imbalance, which could be genetic since her sister suffered the same.