So, I was given three goats, which ended up being pregnant... The lady I got them from said they were due late February, but the first one kidded yesterday! I was caught very unprepared... Thankfully everything went fine, it seems. However, the doe has not let the new kid nurse unassisted. I have to hold her and she still tries to kick at it. The kid will nurse for just a minute, and then he gets frustrated and quits. I checked to make sure her teats here clear. I can get milk out of both fine. The kid has a good sucking reflex (checked with my finger). What should I do? Just keep trying? I'm going to buy some bottles and milk today, to make sure he's getting enough food while they both figure things out. I read on one web site that goat milk replacer was bad? They suggested feeding whole cows milk from the store with corn syrup added. That doesn't sound right to me... Also, we're expecting a cold snap of weather in the next few days (snow & sleet). They have a 3-sided shelter (no barn) and I'm off to buy a dog house for the baby today. Should I buy a dog coat? More than one dog house? I have three does all living together (no way to separate at the moment). One doe has gotten "rude" toward the baby. She looks like she's about to kid herself soon. Oh, also. Since this kidding took me by surprise, I did not vaccinate in time. Can I vaccinate mom now? What is the best thing to deworm with the day after kidding? I have goat dewormer (pelletized stuff), but I also have horses so I have paste Ivermectin. Would the Ivermectin be better? These are Alpine goats, their first babies. They're all just past their first birthdays. THANKS!!