How to get orphan kitten to latch new foster mum's teet?

by Carly
(Sydney, Australia)

HELP! I have a mother, Hilda with kittens. They are 10 days old. They are all fine. We just found a lost 5-day-old kitten and are trying to get her to join Hilda's family. Hilda has accepted her well.

The problem is the 5-day-old, Gillian, is trying desperately to feed but can't latch onto Hilda's nipple! What do I do?

I need any tips on how to get her to latch. I've already tried putting her on the nipple, holding her head on it. She just freaks out and squeals. She keeps squealing and pushing herself around trying to find food. I have formula as back up already.

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