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Colombia’s most obese baby, Santiago Mendoza , who weighs the same as a 6year old, has been rescued by charity to undergo a lifesaving treatment after the mother wrote, asking for help.
The eight months old baby, who already tips the scales at 3.1-stone, was flown from his home in the northeastern city of Valledupar to the capital Bogota on Sunday.
The mother, Eunice Fandiño, confessed that her own ‘ignorance’ had led to her son’s unhealthy weight gain and that, every time he cried, she gave him food or milk to calm down.
Caracol Radio reports that Santiago has suffered medical complications due to his weight since he was born, and has already been hospitalised on several occasions.
It’s also alleged that, Medics will then try to bring his weight down to a manageable level before submitting him to a series of operations.
According to a surgeon, Cesar Ernesto Guevar , the baby will need is a long-term treatment, education, healthy food, and when he is older physical activity,’ ‘Otherwise, in the future, he could suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and severe problems with his joints.