Mum delivers one of UKs biggest babies – and 1st newborn already eats porridge

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A baby born weighing a whopping 14lbs 15oz is so big he's already eating porridge.

Alpha Stone Mitchell, now 24 weeks, was crowned Britain's third largest newborn when he arrived via c-section back in October.

The tot is now a hefty 1st 10lbs as he's squeezing into size 9 to 12 month baby clothing, despite not being six months old yet.

Mum Cherral Mitchell, 31, says her boy, who was born at John Radcliffe Hospital, is so chunky she's having to start him on soft foods.

He loves porridge and rusk biscuits, even though most babies are unable to eat solids until they're half a year old.

The mum-of-four, from Oxfordshire, said: "Alpha was a whopper."

She added: "We knew he was going to be big as my bump was huge, but didn't realise quite how big he would be until he was here.

"I'd had three babies before and with Alpha it felt like we skipped the newborn stage and went to him being three months old.

"He didn't fit into any new born or 0-3 month baby grows – he went straight to 3-6 month and quickly grew out of them.

"Even now he's in 9-12 month clothing, it's a little tight – it won't be long before he's in the next size."

The mum continued: "And I just found he wasn't feeling full enough after drinking his milk so I've had to start weaning him early.

"Now he gobbles up porridge and he loves rusk biscuits too. He's a growing boy."

Alpha's appetite leads him to eat porridge in the morning, before drinking 7oz bottles of Aptamil baby milk every three hours.

Full-time mum Cherral said: "We just started introducing baby porridge because he still seemed hungry in the morning."

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She explained: "He's not quite six months yet, but it's not affecting his digestive system so it's fine.

"He also sleeps all night from his last bottle at 9 or 10 o'clock until he wakes at five or six, ready for his next one. He's a good baby."

None of Cherral's other children were as big as their little brother when they were born.

Twyla-Bay is only 10 months older than her younger brother, but Alpha weighs just under 11lbs lighter than her.

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The girl and her two older siblings were delighted to welcome their baby brother when he returned from the hospital.

During Cherral's 30-week scan, it became clear that she was expecting a larger-than-usual baby as her bump ballooned at 36 weeks.

Doctors thought it was Cherral's gestational diabetes diagnosis which caused Alpha to eat sugary amniotic fluids in her womb.

But despite their predictions, Cherral and husband Tyson could never have imagined their son would be born weighing over a stone.

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Cherral continued: "When we first saw him, I thought he was not going to fit into any of the clothes I'd brought in the hospital bag.

"Tyson even had to go home to bring back some 3-6 month clothes for him.

"When he was first born, I suddenly thought 'oh wow, you are a big baby' and then started asking the midwives how big he was."

Now weighing 14lbs 15oz, Alpha has claimed the title of the UK's third largest newborn on record.

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After delivery, midwives started excitedly Googling the measurements of the UK's heaviest newborn.

Cherral recalled: "One of the anaesthetists said Alpha's birth was the first she hadn't cried at because she was so shocked by his size.

"Everyone kept laughing when his head came out. My husband Tyson was like: 'He's a chunky boy'.

"Tyson calls Alpha his future Strongman, and says he'll need to do some more weightlifting training to keep up with his son one day."

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