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Friday, 22 August 2014

Meet the 3 week old Nigerian baby who can already feed herself

At just 3 weeks old, baby Amara Chiedozie can hold her feeding bottle...and her mum, 20 year old student Onyi Chiedozie, claims she's been doing this since was just three days old. How is this even possible? Her mum explains;
‘When we were feeding, she started shaking, then she just grabbed the bottle. She was holding it by herself. We couldn’t believe it because babies don’t normally do it that young. I’m so shocked that I have been documenting it every day. It’s unbelievable.
"When she doesn’t want it she will push it away. She isn’t strong enough to throw it away, but she does push it, like she does with her dummy. If she is really hungry, she starts shaking. Then she will just grab the bottle as you give it to her.’ Continue...
Onyi, who is a single mother and lives in Essex, UK, says she makes sure she is always watching her daughter when she is feeding herself.
‘Sometimes I hold her or sometimes you can prop her up with a pillow and give her the bottle. I’m always watching her – I don’t let her out of my sight.’ she said
According to UK Daily Mail, Amara weighed 6lbs 3oz when she was born on August 3 at Queen’s Hospital in Romford. Onyi said her baby's progress astounded medical professionals. 
‘Even nurses are really surprised. When my health support nurse came, she was shocked as well. She couldn’t believe that this could happen. Whenever we go to appointments, we take pictures of her doing it. The midwife and even the doctor we had an appointment with on Saturday were actually amazed. They couldn’t believe it.
Onyi, who also breastfeeds Amara regularly, said: 
‘The breastfeeding is better now – it’s comfortable. It used to be painful and sore before but it’s good now. When she breastfeeds she is touching and holding on to me. It’s a really nice experience and way to bond.’ Babies are usually able to hold a bottle unaided from around six months.
Meanwhile there's a warning against letting babies feed themselves. Parents’ charity NCT warns;
‘If you give your baby a bottle, always hold the bottle and your baby whilst feeding. It’s not safe to leave babies to feed themselves or to prop up a bottle; if they choke they won’t be able to push the bottle away.’
The charity also warns that babies can choke on something as small as a grape and should not be left alone while feeding or eating.

157 comments:

nekysparkles said...

Wonder pikin

motunrayo olaide said...

Wow... What a funny baby.

EbonyAma said...

Not a biggy @all. This ain't news. Thanks. Next pls.

Okoro said...

Its the Lord's doing..

Anonymous said...

Strange...

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Obikwue Nonyelum said...

There is presence of grapsing reflex which can help her hold something

Debbie Chelsea said...

Hmmmmm

wilheminna moses said...

Hehe! She go sabi suck everything Suckable wen she grows up. Cute baby

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wow! Was astonished the first time I read it on net.
She must be a fast learner. An Einstein in the making.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Linda dont mind her, they are all lousy mothers here in the UK, they ignore and abandon the babies that the poor babies do not have a choice but to learn how to be independent at a veey early stage. She should stop seeking for cheap popularity

Anonymous said...

@ 3 weeks?????
Wen she get to 1year she will bcum a pilot....

Okoro said...

Its the Lord's doing..

hrm paul ojeih said...

proper Nigerian pikin the pikin no wan carry last at all no dulling this pikin no come play at all exceptional child very rare child the mum is in trouble

Anonymous said...

DIS PIKIN GO LIKE FOOD.AMAZING BABY..JAY_Y

Anonymous said...

Cool. Mine held her bottle at 2months! She's 9months now. Mo-1

Head Honcho said...

She's definitely one of those high IQ gifted babies,her future is bright! Perhaps the next Sheldon Cooper

Bishop Dammy said...

Am sure so many of us would like a baby like this! Pray and you request would be granted *winks. Phil 4:13. BishopDammy#

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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This is a big lie thats for sure.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Nadia said...

This is just amazing, kids are always a blessing.

LYNNE said...

WOW Sharp babe. Her mum shld monitor her closely dou

Anonymous said...

simply amazing...Ni'ima

Anonymous said...

linda thank God u said uk . our babies do behave like dat too not new to us.smile

chibaby helen said...

She is s strong baby her mum eat good food wen she wz preg

Anonymous said...

Wow!Please,ensure you re with her every time she's feeding herself to avoid being choked.

Anonymous said...

I believe I am speaking the heart of most students in nigerian who is affected by this sudden change of the orientation camp activities. This is a life time experience that you guys and the government want to deny us from. Our parents and some of our grand parents took part in this 3 weeks excercise, our friends took part in it, why deny us this opportunity? Most of us have gone as far as buying things we would use during the orientation camp, should it all go to waste? Our friends had the experience, march, july why us this joy? Why not close down markets, shopping malls, business centres, motor parks and so many places where lots of people gather, if the government is really trying to protect the nation. Why shut down schools only? This exercise is just for 3weeks. We buy food from d market everyday, meet different people everyday and yet many are still living. The government should not deny us this experience, its a life time story, it happens Once in a life time. I am speaking the heart of many students. Our parents have spent money purchasing equipments that will be used for this exercise will it all be in vain? People gather in different places, markets, sport centers, e.t.c people make body contacts with people everyday and yet not up to 12 death has been recorded of the Ebola virus, why punish us this way. We beg of you to allow us carry out our orientation exercise for the 3weeks. At most every student should be tested before entering d orientation camp and not canceling it. Please don't take part of the stories we owe to our children. Do not make us feel incomplete as part of nigerian students. We beg all of you not to put saddness in our hearts. Should the president of this country also be in the black book of nigerian students, should they say it was his tenure they never went to orientation camp. Mr president sir should everything be negative in your tenure? Should the full nation think badly of you? Why not shut down universities that are still on sessions if that is the case because some schools are still on session. Please do not take joy away from us you all had this opportunity .Thanks and God bless. Please students join me in d campaign

Anonymous said...

I believe I am speaking the heart of most students in nigerian who is affected by this sudden change of the orientation camp activities. This is a life time experience that you guys and the government want to deny us from. Our parents and some of our grand parents took part in this 3 weeks excercise, our friends took part in it, why deny us this opportunity? Most of us have gone as far as buying things we would use during the orientation camp, should it all go to waste? Our friends had the experience, march, july why us this joy? Why not close down markets, shopping malls, business centres, motor parks and so many places where lots of people gather, if the government is really trying to protect the nation. Why shut down schools only? This exercise is just for 3weeks. We buy food from d market everyday, meet different people everyday and yet many are still living. The government should not deny us this experience, its a life time story, it happens Once in a life time. I am speaking the heart of many students. Our parents have spent money purchasing equipments that will be used for this exercise will it all be in vain? People gather in different places, markets, sport centers, e.t.c people make body contacts with people everyday and yet not up to 12 death has been recorded of the Ebola virus, why punish us this way. We beg of you to allow us carry out our orientation exercise for the 3weeks. At most every student should be tested before entering d orientation camp and not canceling it. Please don't take part of the stories we owe to our children. Do not make us feel incomplete as part of nigerian students. We beg all of you not to put saddness in our hearts. Should the president of this country also be in the black book of nigerian students, should they say it was his tenure they never went to orientation camp. Mr president sir should everything be negative in your tenure? Should the full nation think badly of you? Why not shut down universities that are still on sessions if that is the case because some schools are still on session. Please do not take joy away from us you all had this opportunity .Thanks and God bless. Please students join me in d campaign

Angie Cape said...

I guess she was probably starving the baby and she had no choice than to be feeding herself. Doing it since she was 3 days old; what happened to her breast biko?.. Nwa akabeghi aka!

*My R1.50c comment*

Anonymous said...

my little cousin was like that as well

hilary obiorah said...

Omo the baby might be born in Britain but it is surely a nigerian! The hustle is real, she no send anybody!!

Annie said...

Woooaaah! Wonderful! Miraculous but she should keep breastfeeding her oh. Both mother and child are cute tho'... Congrats

glowy sofiscated said...

Baby nd mum is cute

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chidera robert said...

This is great wow lovely

Anonymous said...

Pretty Mother, Lovely Baby (Liהda's Maה)

Olorun Loba $$ ... said...

'Check my name again ... Lol...

Rosemary Chidi said...

Guiness Book of Record oya ooo

Anonymous said...

If a 2year old girl can be burning a pack of ciggerate daily dis isn't news anytin z possible 2day



Breezy_p prouly repping MTN

Anonymous said...

Dis baby don dey hungry from womb o whao! Nice

Anonymous said...

This must be an accident...what?!!!


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kelvin happiness said...

Dahs so adorable *i pray mine walks in the first week of birth*

Anonymous said...

Wonders shall never end

Anonymous said...

lorrrrrrd see dat woman lips kai abeg just come i will accept u with d baby,#THAT AKWA IBOM BOY#

peace oboh said...

I am astonish by it, this Pikin get na pikin, (Linda sugar boy)

peace oboh said...

I am astonish by it, this Pikin get na pikin, (Linda sugar boy)

Theophilus said...

Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Onyinye... I can't wait to be a mum

Jennyduby said...

Diz daz, babies ca do alot of surprising tinz....

Anonymous said...

What rubbish is this one yakking? Babies start gripping from day one. Strong fingers from birth... this one set. feeding bottle to lean for the food to reach the tit, she come say her pikin na wonder... I have no doubt this is her first child #learner

Anonymous said...

This one go sabi give Head wen she grow up O...

Anonymous said...

Sweet!

Bonita Bislam said...

Hmm this baby may be an ancestor lolz! Amazing...

saa said...

The baby will represent the country in food competitions. Natural talent. Catch them young.

baby oku said...

So cute

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Cute baby. Cute Mum. A pity you're a single mum. Well. Good. But be watchful so that the baby doesn't choke.

joseph joshua said...

wao

Anonymous said...

Reincarnation....d mother is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Mtcheew..Linda and all dis her mumu mumu new's if u like don't post my comment o#Mo pweety

ama mango said...

wowwww so amazing.

Tunie. said...

That's a 21st century baby for you...they spring up surprises daily...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful...

onyewuchi ifeanyi said...

SuPer baby

Chinny Cruise said...

Chai! Ppl can lie jux to form popularity!!! That baby is 7weeks old and d mum is in her late 30's!!!

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Vivian Chekwube said...

Cute baby... lucky her

deegee said...

That's serious tho!!! Anyway congrat...

deegee said...

That's serious tho!!! Anyway congrat...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful kid?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful kid?

A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell said...

Wooow, 20year old, single mum! Men sha! Kia!

Josh B'scofield said...

Wow babies of ds days, dem nor wan hear

lilian ogede said...

Na wa o.

LIB SYNDROME said...

Thats so true on the choking part... I was excited readding the story from the top... but now im actually scared for her...

Henry Ifejika said...

The mother look so swit...cn I father the baby?

Anonymous said...

Na when colic start to dey torment d baby,na him d mama go know say she just dey suck air.pls mama,hold d bottle up.dr olaspecial said so

Anonymous said...

Ds Na serious case ooo
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ella john said...

Impossible!!!the ain't even started seeing yet.

Queen minah said...

Dis is so odd# a lot of tinz happen nowadays aha#

priceless pearl said...

This baby go like food ahswear

KWEEN said...

The kid is surely going to develop really fast. And the mother said she's always watching her whilst she feeds herself... so I guess it's okay.

Anonymous said...

What do we call dis one? A gifted hand, an outstanding baby, end time baby or what? Its well o. KHEM KHEM.

Rhoda said...

This pikin is a spiritual somebody o.

Anonymous said...

Wow... dis is wonder.. wot a miracle baby she is!! mercyafolayan007@yahoo.com

JESUS BOY said...

NAIJA NO DEY CARRY LAST

AfterEffet.com said...

You go fear na. this is because nobody wants to wait, everyone is always in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

Amazing

ibrahim adeyemi said...

Hahahaha Dis 1 go chop anything 4 fud wen she grow up... Ogagan oo

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Beautiful mother...

Baylow said...

This baby likes food,simple.

Zenki Moye Brown said...

THE BABY DOESNT HAVE TIME FOR ASSISTANT..... SHARP GAL
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Shina Shine said...

good
surprise, wonderful





BORN TO SHINE!!!!

Anonymous said...

No big deal abt dis,a baby of any wk cn hold feeding bottle!Ah am a mother too

Anonymous said...

Hmmm she also hold feeding bottle when she's not yet born lol.... Nice kid from a beautiful mother... Pls can I marry you(single mother)? Sixsecret2012@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This probably isn't news. But linda still posted it.

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Now, this is news. Children this days are born with some sort of IQ.

26A265AD ( Ola ) said...

No time to waste time nah....owo Eni la ma n fi tun iwa ara Eni se

Eugenia Doris said...

Nawa ooh...wonders

Fresh Yaro said...

This baby is sending a message to me. I need to suck boobs this weekend. Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

Linda, na 3days old baby not 3weeks. Copy well from mail online. Mtcheeew!!

Anonymous said...

Smart Baby... Her moMma is so cute...sweet woman..marshallmatters

Anonymous said...

ooook its a good thing her baby is growing fast and i can only imagine her joy. but lindaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa its no news for us.must u post everything u get. na wa oooooooo

Bube said...

Hmmm.......pls visit www.buubeblog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

yeah things change so does the human brain...babies then used to be born with their eyes close until after a week or two but now babies are born with their eyes open...God is good... nice one baby Amara.u are going to be a smart one..

Anonymous said...

its a natural reflex action by babies. my 3months baby started holding on to her bottle from 2-3weeks and before then she was holding on to my boobs when feeding. Its absolutely normal. Motherhood is just the best...congrats lady.

Anonymous said...

Omo d baby na winch ooo!!..prayers urgently needed!
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APPLE said...

Nah correct baby. lol. The baby is like, every man for himself God for us all. lol

Amara Ndubueze said...

pls always hold it for her o or u risk giving her a wide lips

Rachel Oyebode said...

Hmmmmm....dats Ok,little angel enjoy....

**John Cena Mistress**

NaNcY DreW said...

Baby Amara wise "cutey" ladies plz wen u get pregy don't abort no mata d circumstances d pregnancy see dis blessed baby d mother is enjoying and loving every moment watching her grow anoda example is C Ronaldo

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome! Adorable baby! She knows what she wants at this age... and goes for it! lol...

HonsylGlobal.Com :UK ONLINE GLOBAL FINANCIAL ADVISERS said...

ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

SkyDweller said...

Wonderful

comfort said...

Wonder shall never end, wetin we no go see or hear 4rm dis lib self? See how dis small pickin dey eat she too like food.

Queen reign said...

Wow that's great...kids are so adorable, I wish to have mine soon.

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Anonymous said...

Are you really serious?!!! Lmaooo! It's overrated! Trust me!
You don't want to stand the risk of being infected or contracting the virus just so you can tell stories of orientation camp exploits to your children! It's totally not worth it!

Anonymous said...

All my nieces did this.....didn't think this is a big deal....it's quite really common.....

anthonia biks said...

the baby was too hungry to be waitin 4 nybody,she is a true Nigerian,u gat 2 b independent,kudos baby

Anonymous said...

I read this news on dailymail 2 days ago. Linda correct your post. Its not 3 weeks, its 3days.

Iffycandy said...

This is not new na, na today?

Anonymous said...

Congrats Linda on making your blog faster and better!

olajumoke komolafe said...

Nice one.

dj fx said...

Reincarnation ...thats her great grand mum she's carryin *runs away*

Anonymous said...

This idiot thinks ebola is a joke fa!!!!!!!!!! Smh

Damochedxb said...

Really pretty looking young mommy....

white ebola said...

Linda try to copy correctly. It's 3-day old and not 3-weeks old. Refer back to your source, ok.

white ebola said...

Why this noise about orientation camp? Did you plan to do just more than camping? Has anyone said you're not going to be given you discert cos you didn't go through the orientation camp. Ah ah. Abeg abeg abeg.

Anonymous said...

U are a big fool! Join u in what campaign?Useless thing with ur PASS class certificate???mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

Anonymous said...

U are a big fool! Join u in what campaign?Useless thing with ur PASS class certificate???mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

PRETTY GIRL said...

I don't know why but I just Love this baby, LOL

Anonymous said...

Read ur comment again and see how irresponsible U sound! Foolish person!

NWIGWE VICTOR ANAYO said...

Hmmmm, what a strange news

Anonymous said...

U are just a hater, and u should seek help

Anonymous said...

You are a big fool whoever you are. Stupid idiot. Show us your kids let's see. Slow learners oshi

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with u Anon. I'm like wtf is the mother doing that she can't breast feed her 3week old baby???? Wants to stay there taking pics trying to look pretty with her ugly ass self. Abeg pull out that breast and feed that baby. don't deprive her of that bond with u as a mother. I no know wetin mothers of these teen mothers are thinking.

Anonymous said...

Inpossible,. I belive dis child is 4rm de River,

Anonymous said...

The story says she still breastfeeds. Big kisses to baby Amara. Mwah! You're adorable!

Anonymous said...

WOW SPLENDID

ann said...

wow!! this id amazing!!

Anonymous said...

She is not feeding herself, she just held d bottle. It's impossible for her to lift the bottle

Anonymous said...

Lmfao this nigga crazy

LEEZ said...

Lool na wa oo so funny Lool, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hez prpbably heard over hyped stories bout bonfires nd camp girlfrnds/boyfrnds!Well,herez d part dey failed to tell u,it cld be d worse 3wks of ur life when u hav to share stinky smelly conveniences wit total strangers nd be cramped together in a small room for accomodation!Dnt get me started on d rude annoying camp officials!!dey r doing u a huge favor my dear trust me..

Anonymous said...

Foolish pervert!

Chika Ekesi said...

Not a big deal! My sis's baby did the same thing. Her's was even eariler

bubbling butik said...

Its possible....God's divine power.

Emi2la said...

So cute

Anonymous said...

My dear 20 year old mum, congratulations on the arrival of your little one, however, I pity you sha because that child is only sucking up air and you will have yourself to blame in the nearest future. What do I know? carry on. A 27 year old, mother of a one.

Cianci said...

It is not a rare case became most of children did it expercially the one am nursing now. He just ttuturned 16weeks two days ago.

He held his feeding bottle @ 2wks, stood on my tighs with support @ 3wks, sat down without support with his hands@ 10wks, rolled over to and fro @ 14wks, can identify his showdow, follows It and makes him laugh louder, and smile at himself in a mirro. When you sit on the laps and make the poo sound for him he will start pooing if he is pressed.

There is so much can so much he can do.

Singing with his name makes him happy.

Infact he is a gifted baby, he keeps amazing everybody around him.

Anonymous said...

Lmao@dj fx

beluGod said...

And d mama fine like mami water

Lady Tee said...

Wonderful child. wonders shall never end

Lady Tee said...

Miracle bby

Anonymous said...

Congrats mum, cant deny that you are a proud new mum. Truth is most babies can do what your baby is doing. If your baby had been able to open up his/ her hands and really hold the bottle, then I would give a 'genius' alert. But all in all, baby is cuuuute.

Anonymous said...

Hold up, this girl already has a baby at 20??? like seriously?? wowowo. You sure started f****king early, her baby is quite as smart as her mum, fast leaner. I can't even begin to think how opening up of one's leg to a guy at such young age could get to minds of this kids.Such should be the last thing on their mind like inconceivable. My first baby girl turned 26 last month, I checked and she is still a VG am so happy and proud of her, she is rounding up medical school.Am overwhelmed.

Anonymous said...

Camp u say??? pls no one else except you is interested in that camp. U serious? so every one would be infected with EBOLA??? I hear we would need to bath together in one bathroom, people pee while bathing, some spite on the floor, do u want to catch EBOLA???? U can't avoiding hugging people with all the sweat pls kindly camp alone.

Anonymous said...

Not new! My baby holds his too

JOYCHY said...

What happened 2 baby friendly (breast feeding) its too early 4d milk things!!!

JOYCHY said...

What happened 2 baby friendly (breast feeding) its too early 4d milk things!!!

Jules J said...

Its not really a surprise for mothers.. my baby strted doin that from 2 to 3weeks ..I lie her face down mostimes, she strted turning her head left or right while sleepin from ist week..shes only about 10weeks now but rolls while sleeping..u dont get to find her in same position u laid her..

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