8-month-old baby in Brazil goes on strict diet

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RIO GRANDE DO NORTE, BRAZIL – Most 8-month-old babies are learning to crawl or pull themselves up to their feet. But not Santiago Mendoza.

Weighing about 40 pounds, this Brazilian babe is on a strict, doctor-ordered diet.

No baby formula — just vegetables and juices.

According to specialists, the not so little baby weighs about as much as a five or 6-year-old.

There’s nothing medically wrong with him. He’s just had way too much to eat.

His mom reports feeding him every time he cried.

Now, she has turned to the Chubby Hearts foundation to help get him down to a much healthier size.