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The world's oldest mother

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 06, 2009 | 0 comments

Baba Ram and Rajo Devi Lohan, with baby NaveenAt first glance there is little to distinguish Naveen from the 25 million babies born each year in India. Two months old, an ebony fuzz of hair covers her head, she has hazel skin and black eyes. From beneath the folds of an oversized yellow and red striped woollen jumpsuit, she appears unmoved by the world around her - but then she is absorbed in other things, suckling noiselessly from her mother's breast.

And while Naveen sucks, her nursing parent is the star of the show. Rajo Devi Lohan was 70 when she gave birth last November, making her the world's oldest known first-time mother. Her features are sharp and angular, her frame light and bony. And although when she stands up her back is bent, she holds her daughter with great tenderness.

Read more:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/mar/06/fertility-problems-india


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