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Posted by amy on May 07, 2003 at 21:23:39:
In Reply to: Taking Babies from the Mother posted by Kevin Ray on May 07, 2003 at 19:48:35:
:When I pull babies to feed off, How many should stay with the mother? I have heard of them getting an infection do to noone taking the milk from the moms.
an infection can occur but it is rare. usually if you take all babies then nothing is wrong. The problems arise when you want to keep a few babies to raise. then to keep an adequate milk flow you must have at least 4-5 babies nursing to avaiod her drying up. :o)