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A record-breaking new mum who gave birth to nonuplets says the babies get through a whopping 100 nappies each day.
Halima Cisse, from Mali, gave birth to five girls and four boys on 5 May, taking the world record from Nadya Suleman, dubbed 'Octomom', who gave birth to eight babies that all survived back in 2009.
The babies, who weighed between 500g and 1kg at birth, are currently in incubators at Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco, and are reported to be doing well.
As you can imagine, being a mum to nine babies has taken its toll on 26-year-old Halima, who only found out she was expecting so many babies while in labour, as scans had previously revealed only seven.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Halima said: "As the babies were coming out, there were so many questions going through my mind.
"I was very aware of what was going on and it seemed as if there was an endless stream of babies coming out of me."
She added: "My sister was holding my hand but all I could think about was how would I look after them and who was going to help me?"
Halima told the publication her babies are expected to spend two more months in hospital before coming home.
The bumper-sized brood works their way through six litres of formula and 100 nappies every day.
'Exhausted' Halima lives in a private room in the hospital and visits them everyday to build a bond with the new-borns.
Once they leave hospital, the babies, named Kadidia, Mohammed VI, Fatouma, Oumar, Hawa, Adama, Bah, Oumou and El Hadji, will live with Halima, merchant sailor dad Kader Arby and two and a half-year-old sister Souba.
Despite the size of their family, the couple have not ruled out having more children in the future.
Speaking to the BBC after the birth, dad Kader said: "I'm very happy.
"My wife and the babies are doing well."
He added: "God gave us these children. He is the one to decide what will happen to them. I'm not worried about that.
"When the almighty does something, he knows why."
Due to coronavirus restrictions preventing travel, Kader didn't meet his new babies until 19 July.
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