These Babies Weigh a Combined 91 Pounds, Are Dieting Together

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A charity in Colombia is helping two babies who together weigh more than 91 pounds lose weight.

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Gorditos de Corazon (Chubby Heart) developed a special weight loss program for the two 10-month-olds, Santiago Mendoza and Isabela Caicedo. Via The New York Post:

Santiago's mother, Eunice Fandiño, handed her obese son over to the foundation earlier this year, after his weight skyrocketed out of control to 42 pounds when he was just 8 months old. Since then, Santiago's weight has stabilized, and the charity hopes he'll shed even more pounds in the coming months.

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Isabela's mother, Niyered Martinez, also asked the foundation for help after seeing Santiago's story on television.

"We hope with six to eight months using a special diet, the babies could be down to a normal weight," said Salvador Palacio, the foundation's director. "Thousands of children in Colombia — and millions around the world — suffer with obesity. From Colombia we have formed an international alliance to help people who are overweight."

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muttonchopbaby3

I dunno — having had a couple kids this age, overfeeding is not really possible, unless the parents are force-feeding them ridiculously inappropriate foods. Otherwise there must be a medical problem. I hate the idea of a "diet" for babies; at this age they should be eating until they're content. The problem is not with the babies, so they should not have to diet. There is obv something else going on.