Aussie mum gives birth to 'mini sumo wrestler' 5.88kg baby daughter

Remi Frances Millar
Remi Frances Millar is "content and thriving". Photo credit: Today / Nine News / Screengrab

An Australian mum has jokingly compared her newborn daughter to a "mini sumo wrestler" after she delivered the 12.9-pound (5.88-kilogram) baby last Monday.

Wollongong couple Emma and Daniel Millar told local news outlet Illawarra Mercury that their newborn bub wasn't even born at full-term.

At just 38 weeks and two days, Remi Frances Millar's weight was nearly twice that of the national average, with newborn babies in Australia typically weighing around 3.3-kilograms. 

"She's like a mini sumo wrestler. I did expect to have a larger baby as I had gestational diabetes, but not this big," Emma Millar, 27, told the outlet.

Millar says Remi has proved instantly popular since her birth, the family and their "big bundle of joy" also appearing on Australia's Today show.

The Millar family.
The Millar family: Ace, 4, Emma, Remi, Daniel & Willow, 2. Photo credit: Today / Nine News / Screengrab

"When I've walked around with her there's always a crowd of people," Millar said of her time at Wollongong Hospital.

"Midwives, other new parents and visitors... asking about her size because she's so much bigger than all the other newborns.

"Remi is really healthy and content and just thriving."

The mum of three's eldest daughter, Willow, was also born on the larger side, weighing in at 5.5-kilograms.

Millar has been advised to avoid carrying anything heavier than 6-kilograms as she recovers from her emergency cesarean.


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