I've got 2 Dexter heifers and this morning the first calved. Everything went smoothly and she didn't need any help to deliver a pretty little female calf. The problem I'm having now is that the calf won't nurse and is getting weak. The heifer is trying to be a good mother and is licking her and nudging her but every time she would get near the teat the mother would turn around to lick her again. They circled each other for at least half until the calf gets tired and gives up. This has happened several times throughout the day. I've tried tying up the mother to a post and then forcing the teat into the calfâs mouth but she will rarely suck and get any milk. The front teats are pretty big and she has a hard time getting them into her mouth. The back teats are smaller and she has nursed a little off one of them but even after squirting milk into her mouth she just doesnât seem interested and I'm usually fighting her the whole time. The last time I milked out a couple of pints into a calf bottle and have tried to feed her from the bottle but again she acts like she doesnât like the nipple and tries to push it out of her mouth. In case it isnât apparent, this is my first experience with animals and all I know is from reading books and stuff I find on the internet. Iâve run out of ideas and am getting worried that if I donât get some milk into her that she will weaken, get sick and die. Any help is greatly appreciated.