The 19-lb. baby boy born in Indonesia about a month ago is at home with his parents, sister, and brother in their tiny village, where he's become a local celebrity in addition to an international marvel. "Today Show" checked in with the family, learning that little Akbar is healthy (and has put on another half-pound), though his mom isn't strong enough yet after her C-section surgery to pick him up. Akbar's mother is also shown wearing a "traditional soothing cream" on her face:
As touched on in the "Today Show" report, Akbar's mother lives in such a small village that she didn't receive adequate prenatal care (she actually thought she was having twins), but doctors suspect that Akbar's size can be attributed at least partially to gestational diabetes, a serious condition that caused him to get too much glucose in the womb.
The doctor who delivered him expressed concern about Akbar's care once he's out of the media spotlight, but village officials have promised help. Let's hope he gets some.