I did a search and have read previous posts on congested udders...and I think maybe thats what the problem is. I have 3 does who freshened in the last couple of weeks (one ff, two 2nd). They are all CAE neg. I pulled their kids last night, and milked them all out this morning (as of this point kids have been on them 24/7). All their udders were VERY full, tight, and hard. Once I got some of the pressure relieved, I was able to milk out quite a bit and udders did soften a lot, but their was still a lot of udder left even after I really couldn't milk out much more. This is mostly in the rear udder. They weren't sore, milk was fine. The last group of does to freshen (in late Nov-Dec) didn't have this at all. Their udders milked down all the way. I was reading on the other posts too high protein sometimes leads to this? My feed program has been the same for both groups of does...? I did massage their udders a bit..I guess I will see if I do any better next milking. Is it most likely due to the change having the kids pulled all night? Or maybe they just aren't letting down all the way? Or udder congestion? It is totally even, both sides..