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A new mum has urged people to "be kind" after she was accused of overfeeding her seven-month-old twins who weigh a whopping 21lbs each.
Alexis LaRue, 22, said she received an "overwhelming" response to her twin girls, Camila and Elena after a video of her holding her children went viral on social media.
As soon as the twins were born, the mum started to make videos with them for her TikTok account, @themejiafamily_ when bored at home.
But the mum was left stunned when viewers started to leave comments such as "those are eight-year-olds" and "if they were standing on top of each other they would be taller than you".
Her precious twins are growing so fast that they have already tripled their birth weight and are wearing clothing sizes between 12 months to 18 months.
The mum says she had to post a video of her weighing her babies to prove that she's not editing the appearance of them in return for likes.
"I actually didn't think my babies were that big until I started reading all of the comments," said Alexis.
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She went on: "I do also get a lot of accusations of overfeeding them, however, it is very difficult to overfeed a baby."
The mum was a petite 108lbs (49kg) and 5'3" before she became pregnant, but at 38 weeks along she'd ballooned to 180lbs (82kg).
She gave birth to her baby girls in March with Camila arriving at 9:52 am weighing 6lbs 6oz, and Elena one minute later at 6lbs 7oz.
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Alexis said she and her fiancé Leo Mejia, 23, were overjoyed when they found out about her pregnancy.
"My one goal in life was to be a mum so I was incredibly excited it was coming true," she added.
"Not having any twins in our families, I was completely shocked, but I was also so excited."
The stay-at-home mum added: "In the twin community, it's pretty normal to expect babies around 5lbs or less.
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"I had already bought preemie-sized clothes for the twins, as I thought they were going to be very small.
"However, with the combined weight of almost 13lbs, the girls went straight into newborn and have been growing very rapidly [ ever ] since."
Dad Leo is 5'11", so the fact the twins have shot to 2'5" in just over half a year has come as a surprise to the family.
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Camila and Elena are hitting all their milestones alongside being the video-sharing app's most famous twins.
Alexis says her babies are "very healthy, happy, and full of personality".
She said: "Their paediatrician has not had any concerns about their sizes, they are simply very fast growers.
"If there is one thing I would like everyone to know, it is to remember that all babies are different.
"Always remember to be kind."
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