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I am new to kidding with first set of twins. One is getting all he seems to need from momma and the other tries but does not have much success. It has been about 20 hour since birth and the one with problem sucking seems to want momma's tit but can't seem to make it work for her. Milked her into bottle but baby wants nothing to do with bottle. Any advice would be great.
 

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we just had a tiny lamb that couldn't nurse at first because she was too small and couldn't do it ( very young ewe) so I fed her emergency colostrum with a syringe the first night and the next day. You can stick your little finger in with it and the kid will suck on that. Try the bottle after a few days.
Good luck. I was very worried about our tiny lamb, but she is now almost a week old and doing ok so far, living in the house. We take her out to nurse 3 times a day .
 
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