I have two 3 year old Saanen/Nubian does that are both (hopefully) pregnant. They are both 'udder shy'. Their first kidding they were milked for a few months by their previous owner but their kidding last year because of their 'udder shyness' she let them dry up when the kids weaned rather than working with them. Annabelle will let me touch her barrel and if I work SLOWLY I can get my hands almost to her udder. Jasmine...well she's a different story all together she doesn't like anything other than her head and ears to be touched and even then it's on her schedule. Now to my questions. Annabelle is 15 weeks? I have been reading about the best way to milk her other than hobbles and a restraining milk stand (which I will more than likely end up using). I read that if you take the kids away before she can even clean them that she'll bond to me and except me easier when I milk her. Has anyone heard that? As a mom my heart cries for her but as a farmer if that's the best way than I'll do it.