A morbidly obese baby girl in Punjab has perplexed doctors after she inexplicably started gaining weight at the age of four months. The now eight-month-old Chahat Kumar weighs around 38lbs which is the same as an average four-year-old child.
Chahat’s mother, Reena Kumar, says that although she was completely normal at birth, her weight started increasing after a few months. Her father, Suraj Kumar, reveals that she gets hungrier than other children her age and demands milk and food often. Her excessive weight has led her to have breathing and sleeping problems.
Doctors are unable to diagnose Chahat’s condition as she has abnormally hard skin that makes it difficult to take blood samples. Her parents have been advised to take her to a paediatrician at a civil hospital in Amritsar but are unable to do so because of financial constraints.