Won't let down

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by goatygirl8, May 16, 2018.

  1. goatygirl8

    goatygirl8 Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    I have a doe who I'm starting to milk. She just had kids about three weeks ago. She nurses them all day but she still looks like her udder is full. I've never had a problem with her letting down but this year is different. I know she has milk but she still hangs on to it. She has always had a sensitive udder. I tried to use a milking machine and her udder got very red.
    Is there anything that I can give her to get her to let down? I know that she still is full.
  2. goatygirl8

    goatygirl8 Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    This is how her udder looks consistently.

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  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Active Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    Southern Idaho
    Separate her from the kids overnight, bet they are keeping her nursed down. If I plan to milk I usually bottle feed the kids, so much easier for us, or I wait until the kids are weaned and off the property to start milking.
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