Volunteers at the Chubby Hearts Foundation have stepped in to help administer life-saving treatment for Santiago, who has been hospitalized many times since he was born due to his weight.
"[The] Chubby Hearts director... said the boy would be evaluated by specialists at Bogota's Colina Clinic. They would try to bring his weight down then embark on a series of operations."
BabyCenter notes the average weight of an infant boy from 6-9 months old is 16-21 pounds. It isn't until children are around 6 years old that they reach what baby Santiago currently weighs.
"Doctors say nothing, right now, is medically wrong with the baby, he's just been overfed." (ViaWDRB)
The Daily Mirror reports Santiago is officially Colombia's fattest baby, a title he likely won't be proud of when he's older.
A surgeon noted Santiago will need plenty of physical activity and health education when he's older. He noted if the young boy stays heavy, he could end up suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure.