basics: We were given three Nubian does last September.
We have two beautiful does who each gave birth to a set of twins, one 10 weeks ago and one 6 weeks ago. The births were uneventful and the babies are thriving and jumping and frolicking. My husband made a milking stand from plans I obtained from the Fiasco Farm site. I bait the bucket with goat chow (their absolute FAVORITE thing in the whole world) and can get Margo up there by myself but then she freaks out when I try to milk her. When her babies were first born I had to unclog one side of her udders because it was fully engorged and it took some work but I managed to get it unclogged and she let me milk off about a half gallon (poor thing! ugh! I remember early breastfeeding!). I just trried milking her for the first time again over the weekend and it was.... fairly traumatic. I tried again today and she will have no part in the stand whatsoever. Her daughter, Temmie, won't even get near me if she sees I've put grain in the stand bucket. I'm at a loss here. I don't want to force the goats to be milked because it seems wrong (oy) but they are expensive to keep if we're getting nothing from them and our entire purpose of obtaining and fencing and fencing and fencing (!) was for lovely raw goat milk.
Any seasoned vets out there with some ideas/advice for me? I have a local friend I talked to briefly (she is very busy with her own herd) and she just said I'm giving them the upper hand. ???? Help!!!!!