There are a few different tips and tricks to help get a baby goat to take the nipple. Most commonly, helping them open their mouth by pinching the sides and then getting the nipple in their mouth lets them get the gist of it. Often, mother nature takes over once the nipple is in their mouths and they begin to suckle.
However, some may fight the process at first. Don’t give up! Remember, practice makes perfect!
If the kid isn’t accepting or suckling when the nipple is in their mouth, they may need a little persuasion. Try using molasses or karo syrup on the end of the nipple to entice them. This usually does the trick.