Most of Alice's kits that she had with me weaned themselves. So did Muad'dib. If they didn't, I just took them out when they were 8-10 weeks old.
By the way, about the mastitus, if the baby will drink from that teat, then all is probably fine. Milk from an infected teat is really nasty.
Back in NC again! (Army wife and proud!)
Chinnies: Maureen, Max, and Muad'Dib
Cats: Daphne (who says, I only play with mousie toys with a string tail and a bell.)
And introducing: Tasselhof and Kittira (Hubbie's childhood cats, who are 10 and 9 repectively)