I don’t know how she does it, but Jane consistently separates the puppies into groups of five and six, and nurses them separately, thereby avoiding too much competition and dissatisfaction. She will awaken sleeping puppies by gently licking them and cleaning them, and they will then naturally start nursing. When they get their fill, they fall asleep. Then Jane gets up and lays next to the other group on her other side, and wakes them up the same way, and lets them nurse. That’s what ya gotta do when you have more puppies than you do nipples!