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I checked moms ligs this morning and they were softer but still there so I wasn't expecting a baby until later today or tomorrow so I went back inside and came back out to find lily walking around with the herd with the placenta hanging out and no baby with her. I finally found he baby covered in leaves by a tree. I got them both into the pen by them selves but mom didnt really want the baby. She kept stomping her feet and jumping at it but finally calmed down and started cleaning it. I held mom and managed to finally managed to get baby to nurse a little. Mom is nervous so I left them alone to bond.
 

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About how many oz of colostrum does the baby need to get? Mom will only clean her but doesn't want to let her nurse. Should I hold mom and get the colostrum out to feed her or just hold mom and let baby nurse?
 

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Squeeeee! Pygmy babies are the best!

Sorry Lily is having trouble being a mom. :( I'd hold her to let the baby nurse so she associates nursing with her udder feeling better.
 

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Aww. Looks like a little clone! Pictures like that make me miss my pygmies.

How old is the baby as of now? I know standards need 8 ounces of colostrum within the first 24 hours. I am not sure on the recommended amount for minies, but the time frame is the same. The sooner the better. I would hold mom down and put the baby on, or milk her and give a bottle asap.
 

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She was born at 12 noon today. I just held mom a few times to make sure baby got the colostrum she needed. Lily has calmed down now and is letting her baby nurse:) this is her first baby. Her previous owner said she accidentally got pregnant when she was 6 mos old and attempted to have the baby while she was at work. She said the baby was huge and lily was only able to get the head out and the baby died :( so this is her first baby to care for but shes doing great now she was just nervous and scared at first.
 
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