Lucy's TRIPLETS

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by MattMattsMomma, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. MattMattsMomma

    MattMattsMomma New Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Well here they are.. 2 girls 1 boy.

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    How often do they need to nurse? They have all nursed when I put them up to the teat. It seems as though they are having trouble finding the right spot.

    Her teats are big and she has always been lopsided.
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Congrats on such pretty kids! Lively and healthy too!

    They'll eat very often the first few days, looking at Lucy's udder though, you are going to need to milk out her right side, it does look engorged, and it may help with making the bulbous teat small enough for the kids to latch on.
     

  3. MattMattsMomma

    MattMattsMomma New Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
    They will nurse off of it if I put them up to it. She has always been lopsided like that. Something must have happened to her at the last place she lived. Someone said she must have only had one baby the last time and that may have caused her to be deformed on that side.

    Will they find the teats by themselves, if I don't help them?
     
  4. jberter

    jberter New Member

    Oh my goodness, cuteness over-load.. :lovey: :stars: They are adorable and mom is nice to. Milking her one side would probly make her feel better and help the babies be able to nurse easier. Just a thought. Thank you for sharing pictures of your girl and the babies. :hug:
     
  5. MattMattsMomma

    MattMattsMomma New Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
    I am going to milk that side out in a little bit. Hopefully that goes good :shocked:
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yup I would milk that right side as well so it isnt as tight.

    the kiddos are cute -- congrats
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with the others.... the kids are very young and little and will not drink much to keep her from being so full in her udder and that big teat.... as they get older ...the milk demand will be more with the babies and she won't be as full...keep an eye on her.... and milk her out if she gets to tight... it isn't good to let her get really enlarged... on either side ...as she may get mastitis.... :hug:

    Congrats on the beautiful kiddo's.... :greengrin:
     
  8. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Aww! Such adorable kids :)
     
  9. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    that looks like Demi's udder! haha
    LW
     
  10. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    adorable kids!!!!!

    How did the milking go?
     
  11. MattMattsMomma

    MattMattsMomma New Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Well, we have milked her several times, but I don't think she likes it. Last night my husband and I milked her because that one side was just so full. We milked at least 30 minutes, and she was still pretty full, but not as tight on that one side.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what could have happen to her at her last home that might have caused this lopsidedness deformity :( ?

    The kids all seem to nurse off the side that is normal looking. I don't understand why they won't take the other side by themselves.

    They are all doing very good so far, so I am happy.
     
  12. Nubiansrus1

    Nubiansrus1 New Member

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    Sep 2, 2009
    Congrats.. they are adorable. Love the one with the "sweater" on.
     
  13. MattMattsMomma

    MattMattsMomma New Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
    She is my favorite. She was also the smallest one.
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    it just looks like a blown teat -- sometimes that jsut happens other times its from getting to full and not being milked
     
  15. MattMattsMomma

    MattMattsMomma New Member

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    Jan 14, 2010
  16. elaine

    elaine Member

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    Feb 20, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Congratulations they are beautiful :)