Anyhow, the little one was strong and up and able to look to nurse, but Lucy's milk had not come in. From what I can gather, the cria's sucking stimulates the onset of the milk and the first 24 hours there may not be milk at all. This is contrary to most other species that must drink within an hour or two of birth. I am thinking that the llama baby is getting a little each time. The llama mother's udder is inside her body, so it is difficult to tell if she has milk. Lucy has four teats that are tiny. Compared to the teats of a goat, they are about a quarter of the size. One would think that with the size of the cria, the teats would be larger than on a goat, but that is not the case.
The cria attempted to nurse quite a few times and I did observe her sucking, so perhaps she was getting something. If she is robust and doing well then no intervention will be necessary. Crias tend to be very hardy and self sufficient and are extremely hard to bottle feed, so it would be wonderful if it all worked out in her favour, and mine.
Welcome to the world little one!