updated 8/29/2006 9:03:02 PM ET 2006-08-30T01:03:02

A 14-pound girl delivered by Caesarean section is so large that her feet reach over the edge of her small crib, hospital officials said Tuesday.

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Isabel Vitoria, who was born Sunday, measures nearly 23¼ inches.

She is far from the largest ever born in Brazil. That was a 16-pound, 11-ounce baby born in January 2005 in the northeastern city of Salvador.

According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing 22 pounds, 8 ounces in Aversa, Italy, in 1955.

Isabel Vitoria was in good health and should go home Wednesday, said Antonio Pimenta, an administrator at the Rocha Faria State Hospital. She’s the first daughter for Elisa Maia dos Ribeiro, 36, who already has three sons. All were large, weighing over nine pounds, but substantially smaller than Isabel Vitoria.

Ribeiro is diabetic, and doctors said it was common for women with diabetes to give birth to large babies.

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