The two smallest and weakest of the seven surviving Houston octuplets were taken off of milk feedings Monday. Ikem and Gorom Louis, a boy and a girl, are being fed strictly from intravenous tubes. Doctors have had trouble feeding them with breast milk and formula, which is important for their development. Gorom also is being treated with antibiotics for a suspected infection. “We will continue monitoring Gorom and Ikem very closely,” said Dr. Carol Lynn Berseth of Texas Children’s Hospital. All seven babies, born last month, remained in critical but stable condition.

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