'Octomum' Nadya Suleman hits back at critics after sharing what she feeds her family

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'Octomum' Nadya Suleman has hit back at critics who slammed her for having 14 children and questioned what she feeds her family.

Suleman famously fell pregnant with octuplets in 2009, when she already had six children. The 45-year-old regularly uploads photo of her children and their day-to-day life, recently sharing a post detailing what she feeds her massive family, saying that 13 of them follow a vegan diet, and that she buys food for them in bulk to cut costs.

"We avoid processed foods primarily because they contain a plethora of unnatural ingredients and are unhealthy (simply because a food is vegan doesn't make it healthy)," she wrote in the caption, saying that they cook every day from scratch and her children like to help cook.

"We only indulge in vegan processed 'junk' once per week," she told followers. "The goal is to ingest foods with ingredients consisting of the actual food itself.

"I'm sharing just a glimpse of how healthy my kids and I live."


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While many of the comments praised the mother-of-14, many slammed her parenting skills and her decision to raise her kids as vegan.

 "I pray for those kids without a father," one user wrote. "So sad," said another. "At least they look healthy."


Another asked why Suleman "needed" to have so many children, causing her to hit back at the critic, replying that "no one 'needs' any children".

However, not everyone was critical, with thousands of comments pouring in commending her on how she's raising her family.

"Your kids are beautiful and look very healthy!!" one user commented. "Good job. I'm happy to say that I was once one of your doubters, but you are doing a beautiful job with your kids."

"You are a great mum," agreed another. "You are very devoted".

Earlier in the year, Suleman shared a photo of the octuplets on their 11th birthday.

"Happy birthday to my beautiful angels. You are some of the kindest, most compassionate, caring human beings I've ever known," she wrote.

"Words cannot express how grateful I am to be your mother. You all have blessed my life immensely and I thank God daily for trusting me to care for, shape the lives of, and influence all of you.

"We need to hug our loved ones a little longer and a little tighter while they are here. You are my miracles, my angels, and I will love you with all my heart, forever."


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More recently she wished her eldest daughter a happy 18th birthday, writing "you will forever be the little angel I prayed for my entire life".

"Thank you for your strength when I felt like falling apart," she continued.

"Thank you for your patience in this challenging chapter of our lives; thank you for your faith in our family; and thank you for your faith in me."