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Antirunt keeps moving away from kiwi. We should of had a miracle nipple delivered yesterday but still have not gotten it. We will try to feed antirunt every two hours tonight.
 
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Antirunt is having difficulty nursing. Looks like he likes the armpit and Kiwi doesnt expose all her nipples when laying anymore, she lost some baby weight. We haven't seen antirunt nurse much in general but this is the first time he didnt gain weight. It is 1130pm now and the vets are closed. We decided to feed antirunt every 3 hours tonight. He doesn't accept the bottle or dropper very well drools most of it but it's all we have. The miracle nipple has not been delivered yet.
 

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Hang in there! I've read that even something like letting them suck on the corner of a clean makeup sponge after dipping it in the milk may work.
 
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It doesn't drip. Would a clean hand towel or paper towel work?
 

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I don't think it's supposed to drip, but try your ideas, yes
 

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As long as it is soaked in the liquid, he hopefully will suckle on it
 

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There's info in this, if you scroll down the page
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I copied this from that link
If using a cosmetic wedge, dip the wedge in kitten milk to start the suckling, and continue to supply milk to the sponge by using a syringe as they to nurse (see these videos for more instruction on bottle feeding and wedge feeding).
 
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Okay thank you. We tried the sponge but all of the kittens including antirunt are in food coma sleep. We got somewhere between 3 to 7 grams in antirunt.

Kiwi keeps trying to move antirunt and black white in a cat carrier like three times. We tried locking her with antirunt but she gets up and wants to leave. We dont like the cat carrier since there is not enough room for her and all of the kittens.
 
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The miracle nipple just came in. It lives up to its name. All the kittens that where fed with droppers and bottles accepted it no problem. The antirunt has gain some weight today and over night since we fed him a good bit. We fed all the kittens a little since we noticed Kiwi's small size makes it hard for her. She does not have room for all of them eating anymore. She also can't carry her babies without them being dragged on the floor.

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On cute note Blackwhite thumb sucker.
 
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Miracle nipple worked. We only gave a syringe or half of one today to kittens depending if they were fat or not wanting it. The non formula cats did not like it but the formula ones loved it. We noticed after it they all wanted Kiwi milk more especially runt and antirunt. Antirunt is still no longer the biggest the heaviest is 292 grams. We have to use a bowl since the kittens wiggle off the scale. We think the kitten pile is getting bigger then kiwi.
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Miracle nipple worked. We only gave a syringe or half of one today to kittens depending if they were fat or not wanting it. The non formula cats did not like it but the formula ones loved it. We noticed after it they all wanted Kiwi milk more especially runt and antirunt. Antirunt is still no longer the biggest the heaviest is 292 grams. We have to use a bowl since the kittens wiggle off the scale. We think the kitten pile is getting bigger then kiwi. View attachment 347783
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Omg they're so cute, the kitten in the bowl with the fork made me burst out laughing. Good luck with them!
 

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And, Sarthur2 Sarthur2 , the newest electronic scales have a reset button which allows for returning the displayed weight to zero after putting on the empty bowl. Then you just 'drop' in the kitten. Quite handy!
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Yup, they're really nice. I have one like that for measuring my Cats' food, I put the bowl on the scale, turn it on, then hit reset and I don't have to worry about calculating bowl weight since they're all slightly different.
 
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