Hello to Everyone, After waiting a year for our kids to grow up and have their own, we got our first baby this week. Unfortunately, we had a buck and are not going to be able to keep him, but we are excited nonetheless. All this excitement has been somewhat subdued with all my milking problems. Maybe they arenât problems at all, but I just donât realize that yet. We have American Alpines and our girlâs teats are so small itâs a job just to get a hold of them. It was suggested that we allow the kid to milk one side while we milk out the other since he will only be with us for 4 weeks. So, I know I wonât be getting all the milk but it just seems so little right now. It took me 45 minutes to extract about Â¾ of a quart. Would that be about right or am I not getting enough out? I am concerned she will dry up if Iâm not getting enough out. She had the kid on Wednesday afternoon so I think this was our first real milk. I only got small amounts of Colostrum up until now, which I froze for the future if needed. Any advice in milking would be greatly appreciated. We are holding the kid in front of her in the stanchion and have taken to playing classical music in hopes of calming her down. Right now this is a family affairâ¦ we are probably the laughing stock of the neighborhood!