FORCE FEEDING ~ When
a fawn is "pulled" from it's mother, or orphaned/rejected ... it will need bottle fed. However, in most cases you must force
feed the fawn a bottle for atleast the first few feedings ~ until the fawn "learns" how to suck the bottle itself.
The best way I can explain how to do this - is from my own experience ...
When I force feed a fawn or goat kid ~ Here's how I do it :
Take the fawn/kid in your lap and "wrap" your right (or left)
arm over top of it's back and up under it's chin.
Next take your hand that's under the fawn's/kid's chin
(while holding the bottle in your opposite hand)
And open it's mouth with your fingers.
Plop the bottle nipple in it's mouth.
HOLD the nipple in it's mouth by wrapping your hand
(the hand that you used to open it's mouth)
around the nipple and the fawn's/kid's mouth opening.
Then you want to hold it there and gently squeeze the mouth on the nipple
in a "nursing" motion ~ squeeze, release, squeeze, release.
This will make milk flow from the nipple, as well as help teach
the fawn/kid how to suck it.