When is peak milk production?
Well the triplets are just over 3 weeks old. They are super healthy. All are still nursing and eating grass/hay. I noticed a swelling on all their necks last week. It freaked me out but I figured I would keep an eye on it and see if it got worse. After reading posts today it looks like they all have milk goiters. Guess Dollie is doing a really good job as a mother.
Anyways until a few days ago I only milked the first week. This was to even out her udder because the kids would only nurse off one side. The other would overfill and make it difficult for them to nurse. Based on the convenience factor I'm letting her dam raise the kids herself. Originally I wanted to bottle feed but just too busy right now.
So two days ago at about noon her udder was so full it would squirt milk, both sides, when she walked and she was looking very uncomfortable. I milked her out and got a cool 4.5 lbs. Since then I've been milking her once a day. She seems more comfortable. Is 3 weeks peak milk production for most does? Is she just over producing or are the kids weaning already at 3 weeks?