By: Natasha Archary
Halima Cisse, the Malian mom who gave birth to 9 record-breaking babies in May has given an update on how her growing brood are doing. As reported by US Newschant, the young mom revealed how her nonuplets are getting through 100 nappies and up to 6 litres of milk a day.
Halima conceived her babies naturally and beat the previous record-holder, Nadya Suleman who gave birth to 8 babies in 2009.
The 9 record-breaking babies were delivered in Ain Borja clinic, Casablanca, Morocco where they are still being monitored until they are strong enough. The babies weighed between 500g to 1kg at birth and there was less than 50% probability that any of the 9 would survive.
Halima and her husband Kader Arby have a 2-year-old daughter in addition to their 9 infants, making them parents to 10 children.
She described her birth, “‘As the infants had been popping out, there were so many questions going through my mind. I was very conscious of what was happening and it appeared as if there was a countless stream of infants popping out of me.’
The babies are fed every two hours and Halima cannot breastfeed them as she ran out of milk a month after their birth. Halima managed the birth without her husband, who could only join her in Morocco on 9 July.
Hospital costs for the babies have been estimated at £1million (R21 million) and it is expected that they will need to be kept at the clinic until September.