Is my kid getting enough milk?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Suellen, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    467
    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    Christy goat had 3 kids :boy: :boy: :boy: :hair: we sold 2 of them as pets :clap: . Now Christy only has one. We have been milking her but not to empty. When I see the kid try to nurse she walks. I don't know if she just doesn't want someone watching or she doesn't want to nurse. The kid doesn't act like he is starving and I don't think he looks like he isn't getting enough. How can I tell if he is getting enough milk? Should I milk her to empty and bottle feed to make sure?(I really didn't want to bottle feed) Should I be concerned? I know I'm asking a lot of questions so early in the morning(for me) I need more sugar and caffiene.
    :ZZZ: Suellen
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    How old is the kid? I'm sure he's nursing as he would be crying if he was really hungry, you can try a bottle if you want to, though I doubt he'll want it. Most of my girls slow up on how many times they let their kids nurse at around 3-4 weeks old, then they gradually start kicking them off at 6-8 weeks.
     

  3. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Timmie who is nursing kids decides when they will nurse- she seems to allow it at certain times but walks off if they try at other times- so your kid sounds normal. If the kid's tummy is full, I would say Mom's doing the Mom thing.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    that is what I was going to say.
     
  5. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

    467
    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    He is about 4 weeks old. The other night my husband and I decided to try him on a bottle just for giggles. He thought that was great! Yesterday we got proof that he is nursing. I don't know if it was Mom or Kid that decided the preference of him nursing from only one teat. Her other teat was so full! If I had known I would have gone out and milked her sooner. The kid had been drinking from both. Oh, his tummy is full. Thanks Suellen