Baby daughter able to drink milk again

When our daughter was a baby, my husband and I were told by doctors on one of our required visits that our daughter, Alice, had developed a fear of anything being near her mouth. They explained that this was the reason she wasn’t drinking her milk and was getting upset when we tried to give her a bottle. They also predicted that it would take a long time to wean her on to food and that, potentially, she might never be able to eat solid food. 

As Alice wasn’t accepting any nutrition, the doctors inserted a feeding tube so we could feed her high-calorie milk on a set schedule. 

At first I was really discouraged and disappointed by all of this. However, I also knew from my study of Christian Science that I didn’t have to accept bleak predictions for Alice, and that there could be progress and healing. I knew that, as God’s idea, His child, she could never be limited in any capacity or be unable to fulfill activities that are completely natural, such as drinking and eating. My husband and I called a Christian Science practitioner for help, and together we prayed, acknowledging Alice’s pure and innocent nature as God’s daughter—spiritual, unburdened, and free to glorify God in everything she was doing.

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