I was thinking. . . . how many of you are super careful with dipping your does' teats after milking to prevent mastitis? We have not done it before (the milking stanchion is clean, I wipe the udder, etc.) This coming year I will be making my own udder wipes and teat dip, because I plan on milking 3-4 does and just want to be extra careful. Okay, here's my main question: How do does not get mastitis when their kids nurse off of them? I mean, the kid is removing the plug that protects the udder from infection. Or do does still have the chance to get mastitis when their kids nurse off them?? Oh, btw, our barns are kept scrupulously clean, if there is manure/urine on the floor (we usually let it pile up a little bit in the winter) then hay/straw is put over so the goats don't lay on it. Anyways, kind of a silly question but I was wondering. . . .