How long should you bottle feed a kid for to optimize growth/mimic natural weaning? We’re keeping one of my quintuplets. Even though she’s been with her dam the whole time, I’ve never actually seen her nurse, so we’ve bottle fed her the whole time. I trained all of them on the bottle as there is no way their dam could support 5 kids. She’s almost 3 months old now and I’ve cut her down to twice a day. I was planning on cutting her down to 1 bottle next week, but wasn’t sure how long to continue that one bottle. For my keeper doelings, I don’t separate them from their dams so I have some April kids who still nurse. Should I get rid of the bottles after she hits 4 months or keep offering for longer?