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#1 of 3 Old 06-24-2010, 09:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We just got our first goats and one of them is in milk but has no kids with her. She has been being milked once a day in the morning. We want to start milking her twice a day to increase milk production. Does it work that way? Is there anything we aren't thinking of? Does this have a chance of working? DH wants to try it tonight for the first time. So I'd like to know if there is anything we're not thinking of. Thanks!
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I'm not positive, as we're not milking yet, but I *think* you can do it. I just wouldn't expect as much milk each session, at least for awhile.

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Yep, it's just like breastfeeding. Supply and demand. The more often you milk, the more milk they will produce (within reason). Don't expect to get a whole lot at first from the second milking, but after a couple weeks you should be getting just about as much as you get from the first milking.


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