`Heaviest' baby seen in viral image is Siberia's Nadia, not Indonesia's Risuddin

An image of a newly born baby with a nurse is being shared on Facebook. Users claim that it is the heaviest baby born in Indonesia.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  25 Jun 2021 8:26 AM GMT
`Heaviest baby seen in viral image is Siberias Nadia, not Indonesias Risuddin

An image of a newly born baby with a nurse is being shared on Facebook. Users claim that it is the heaviest baby born in Indonesia. "This big bouncing bubba is Indonesian newborn Muhammad Akbar Risuddin was born at an astonishing weight of 19.2lbs!! SOMEONE GET THAT WOMAN A BEER!!" reads the message.


Though the above links show recently shared posts, the claim has been online for several years. The baby in question was born in 2009.

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=761751867851628

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4898563286837041

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10153044039105045

Fact check:

Though it is true baby Muhammed Akbar Risuddin weighing 19.2lbs was born in Indonesia in 2009. The baby seen in the image is NOT him. The claim is MISLEADING.

When we performed a reverse image search in Google, we found that this is the picture of Nadia born in Siberia in 2007.

We found an article in Reuters in 2007, when Nadia was born in Siberia. On September 17, Tatyana Khalina gave birth to Nadia, who weighed 7.75 kg (17.1 lb). A month later Nadia was finally able to go home at Aleisk, a town in Russia's Far East, reads the article.

In the slideshow embedded in the article, we can see all the images belonging to Nadia. Image 10 shows the viral image. Below is the snapshot of the image shared by Reuters.

We can also see the stock images of Baby Nadia and a nurse. "Nurses take care of baby girl Nadia, who weighed 7.75 kg after birth, in a maternity ward in the Siberian city of Barnaul on September 26, 2007. One Siberian mother has done more than her fair share to heal Russia's dire population decline. Tatyana Khalina shocked her husband by giving birth to a 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) baby girl this month, her 12th child. The picture was taken on September 26, 2007. REUTERS/Andrey Kasprishin," reads the message.

Baby Muhammed Akbar Risuddin was born in 2009, whose images can be seen in the stock images of Getty Images. Here in the image, we can see a nurse carrying him too.

https://www.gettyimages.in/detail/news-photo/four-day-old-new-born-muhammad-akbar-risuddin-sleeps-next-news-photo/91135012?adppopup=true

https://www.gettyimages.in/detail/news-photo/nurse-craddles-4-day-old-new-born-muhammad-akbar-risuddin-news-photo/91135004?adppopup=true

In an article published in abc.net.au, Muhammad Akbar Risuddin, Indonesia's heaviest-ever baby, who is 62 centimeters long, was born by Caesarean section at a public hospital in North Sumatra.

An article about heaviest babies on crazyask.com talks about both Muhammad Risuddin and also Nadia where we can see images of both the babies.

Hence, the baby seen in the viral image is not Muhammad Risuddin. In fact, it shows Nadia, a baby girl born in 2007 in Siberia. The claim is MISLEADING.

Claim Review:heaviest baby born in Indonesia
Claimed By:Facebook Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Facebook
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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