ODD: Meet the 8-months old baby that weighs as much as a 6-year old

Santiago Mendoza, an eight months old baby has been taken away from his mother so as to undergo a life-saving treatment against obesity.

The baby who weighs the same as a six-year-old was ‘rescued’ by a charity organisation after his weight continues to balloon uncontrollably.

Mendoza who already weighs 3.1-stone was flown from his home in the northeastern city of Valledupar to the capital Bogota on Sunday.

Volunteers from Medellin-based Chubby Hearts foundation (Gorditos de Corazon) stepped in to transport the boy after his mother, Eunice Fandiño wrote in asking for help.

He was flown from his home in the northeastern city of Valledupar to the capital Bogota on Sunday

Santiago has suffered medical complications due to his weight since he was born, and has already been hospitalised on several occasions

She 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.

‘He was born with an anxiety, so if he cried I just fed him,’ she added.

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.

Chubby Hearts director Salvador Palacio González said the child would be evaluated by specialist doctors at the Colina Clinic.

Posted by SMD for @SMD_Nation

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