Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to get her to nurse more. I want to try everything first before bottle feeding. Would it be OK to bottle feed the baby a little or would the baby quit trying to nurse? I put the mom and her baby in a stall so the baby is close to her and there is feed, water and hay in the stall. I just wormed the mom also. Added I have had goats a long time but have never bottle fed a baby, other than when I bought some that were 2-3 months old and were bottle babies. I continued to bottle feed them for awhile, but only twice a day. They were also eating feed. How often do you have to feed a newborn baby and how much?