Good morning folks. Today was a difficult day. Our girl Tibbie had her first litter. We were braced for the fact that she only had 3 pups, which was a disappointment because we are/were planning to keep a good girl from the litter. The new puppies owners have been screened and approved and we are so happy about the homes they will be going to. Here's my emergent problem. The first puppy was breech - and huge. 1.5 oz. I was not alone, Tibbie's breeder and their very experienced "puppy nanny" attended the birth. After two hours of active labor I contacted the vet and I had to pull the boy out. I thought he would be dead, but he is a robust giant. We had an average sized girl a couple of hours later, and then another breech - a very small male, 11 ounces. Here's the problem. Tibbie will have nothing to do with the puppies. She didn't eat, would't eat the placenta, turned her nose up in disgust. She has not licked them, has not cleaned them, has not sniffed them. She has growled toward them twice. I am being understandably protective of them, and patient and loving toward her. I don't leave any of them out of my sight. She is willing to nurse, but just to lay quietly while they suck. She acts like they aren't even there, and I'm afraid her milk will dry up due to her lack of response. The tiny boy is having a hard time, and I am trying to supplement him but he isn't vibrant yet. I am thinking about tube feeding him later, if I don't think he's taking more in. I am cleaning them, peeing and pooping them, and am willing to continue feeding around the clock if need be. What, if anything, can I do to encourage her to be a mom? We are crestfallen. I am thinking that the first birth was just so terribly traumatic to her, that she was turned off by the entire experience. I can't blame her, it was a rough one. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated.