Aisa is trying to wean her twins, and they're nursing less and less. This morning, I noticed that her udder was larger than usual, but figured it was due to her weaning them. When I came home this evening, her udder was huge, swollen, and hot to the touch. She acts normal, eats and drinks, and does not appear to be in any discomfort as of yet, but I know that at some point she will be (been there, done that, with both of my own kids.... I have not milked her, nor do I think I'm prepared to do so now, since she always has been skiddish, but REALLY won't let me get near her teat now. What do I do? I've left a message with a local woman who has dairy goats, hoping she'll be able to help me out, but have not heard back from her yet. UPDATE: This morning I checked her early, and even though her udder is still swollen, the heat seems to be gone. She does not seem to be in much discomfort, has no fever, and eats and drinks normal. I have withdrawn all grain from her, and only feed her hay and brush. Hubby and I decided to try and relieve some of her pressure by milking her, and we just finished. This being my first time, it took about 20 minutes, and I got about 1 1/2 cups full. She wasn't pleased, but did not yell or even kick much (hubby had her by the horns the entire time... ). So, where do I go from here? I don't really want to get the milk started back, because on 2 days per week, I won't be able to milk her, due to my job. Will she dry up without our help? How do I balance relieving the worst pressure versus getting her stimulated to make more milk??? Is there something natural I can give her to dry her up?