Diet experts work to help overweight babies

Two of Colombia’s fattest babies weigh an incredible six-and-a-half stone between them - at just ten months old.

Santiago Mendoza and Isabela Caicedo were brought together by Colombian charity Gorditos de Corazon who work with weight-loss specialists.

Earlier this year the foundation came to Santiago’s rescue after his mother was unable to deal with his insatiable appetite.

At eight months old Santiago reportedly weighed more than three stone and his life hung in the balance.

Now the foundation have brought his weight-gain under control and hope to see signs of improvement in the coming months. After seeing Santiago on television, Isabela’s mother Niyered Martinez also contacted the foundation for help.

She said: “In the first few months Isabela pestered me all the time – she didn’t sleep, she was just eating and eating.

“We started to try to regulate her food intake but she wasn’t losing any weight.”

Since meeting the foundation’s director, Salvador Palacio, and working with a team of health specialist, Isabela has lost nearly 3.5lb.

Palacio said: “We hope with six to eight months using a special diet the babies could be down to a normal weight.”

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