- Day one- 6 oz. (per feeding) colostrum, every 4 hours.
- Day two- 8 oz. (per feeding) colostrum/whole milk, 4 times a day
- Day three- 10 oz. (per feeding) colostrum/whole milk, 4 times a day
- Day four- 10-12 oz. (per feeding) colostrum/whole milk, 4 times a day.
- For the next week- 10-12 oz. (per feeding) 4 times a day.
- For the next 2 months- 10-12 oz. (per feeding) 3 times a day.
- For the next 1 month- 10-12 oz. (per feeding) 2 times a day.
- 10-12 oz. (per feeding) once a day for two weeks.
Since we started at around the end of week one we just started with the 3 times a day schedule. We feed the full 12 oz or less if he gets full early. We do not feed more than this as he sometimes will gorge himself. We make sure that we hold the bottle up to mimic the way the he would feed from his mother. Any other position could cause problems as the milk might not bypass the non-functioning rumen. That’s it. So far this schedule and method of feeding is working well for us. The kid was very thin and was not putting on weight at the same rate as his half-brother but he is now. His sides are filling out and he is looking healthy and energetic. He gets mom’s milk, she gets proper udder care which is helping to reduce the swelling and pain associated with the engorged udder, and they are able to live happily together. Everyone is well adjusted to the routine and that is important to their health and happiness and just like a happy wife contributes to a happy life, happy farm animals contribute to a happy farm. Have a great day and God bless!