Help! Goat only letting them nurse on one side!?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by friendlyearth, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cody is nursing the kids no problem on one side, but not the other. We just milked the full side and she didn't like it much. Could she be sore or something?
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I had to milk bella out on one side a few times a day for several days at one point. I think it was mostly that the babies all started to nurse on one side and as the other side got more and more full, it was somewhat sore for her and harder for the babies to nurse that side. After several days of trying to keep her even, lol, the babies started to nurse more evenly.
     
  3. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, that is what I was hoping it was. We will try milking again later if it looks full. thank you!!
     
  4. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also if they continue nursing off that side I would use teat tape on the teat they are nursing to get them to nurse off the other side. Usually milking the side they dont nurse off takes the pressure off and they will find it really quick, mine did ...
     
  5. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was kicking them off when they would nurse that side. We nursed her a bit yesterday, last night and this morning. Finally we got the kids to attach to that side this afternoon. We will milk her again tonight. Hopefully problem is solved!

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