Why would a mother cat abandon her newly born kittens.?

This is the first litter of kittens that my cat has had and after 4 days she is abandoning them why is that and can anything be done to help her go back to taking care of the kittens

Re-design7 years ago
They sometimes do that on their first litter.  It's like they don't realize what they are supposed to do.

To save the kittens go to the pet store and get some cat milk replacer.  It's a powder that you mix with water and feed from a bottle.  You can get what you need at the pet store.  Mix and feed by the directions on the label.  If she is not feeding the kittens you must take over.

Good luck.
Well you got any more kittens left?
How old is the mama cat?