The nine babies born to a 25-year-old Malian woman in Morocco early last month are now breathing without assistance, a clinic spokesman has told the AFP news agency. But Halima Cissé’s nonuplets would have to remain under observation for another two months at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Abdelkoddous Hafsi said. The five girls and four boys were being tube-fed and their weight has “significantly” increased, he added. The babies weighed between 500g and 1kg when they were born. They were now between 800g and 1.4kg, the spokesman said. Only two sets of nonuplets have previously been recorded – but none of the babies survived more than a few days. A woman who had eight babies in the US in 2009 currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive.