Kiev, Jan 12 (IANS) A baby boy born in Ukraine, weighing 7.09 kg, is believed to be the heaviest newborn in the country, media reported on Friday.

The healthy boy was born on January 3 in the southern city of Zaporizhzhya by Caesarean-section to a 40-year-old woman, Xinhua news agency reported.

The mother has seven daughters and all of them weighed more than 5 kg at birth.

Newborn babies in Ukraine generally weigh between 2.8 kg and 4 kg.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's biggest healthy newborn was a 10.2 kg boy born in Italy in 1955.