This is the second experience that I share, and I'm actually looking for some help to understand it better so every opinion and insight is very much welcomed. I will apoligise ahead if this becomes a little lengthy but I feel like that the details are important.
I'd like to start by saying that I am a very proud mother to a handsome 4 year old little man and a beautiful 19 month old little doll (like I usually call them:) ). This only happened to my daughter, my son never showed any abnormal behaviour or reaction during the experience.
On to our experience, it all started when my baby girl turned 2 months old. Until then she was being fed every 3 hour and would need about 90ml (very rarely 120ml) of her formula to keep her satisfied, but it all changed about 2 days after turning 2 months... One morning she took about 30ml of her bottle and refused to take more, I didn't insist because she could still be full from the early hours bottle. After another 3 hours I noticed she was starting to get a little grumpy so I prepared her bottle, and once again she only took about 30/40ml. As a concerned (and very chicken mother) like I am, decided to call her pediatrician and explained the situation. He said that if she wasn't having a fever (she wasn't), nor crying as if she was in pain to let her keep her pace, offer her bottle every 5 hours during that day. As there wasn't any other symptoms that it could be normal, babies also have days like that, he said. So I did just that, she was normal in everything else but she would refuse to feed more than 30ml, and to me and even my husband it wasn't okay! She used to feed every 3 hours or so and always on the 90ml! That night she only took 50ml, and I just kept my concern... The next morning the same thing, so I decided to call her doctor again and made an appointment for that same afternoon. I have full confidence in her pediatrician, he's a very capable doctor with about 40 years of experience, and I chose him because he had been my doctor too and my parents always said that he always did what was right. He checked on my baby girl, and said she was perfectly fine. In fact, apart from her almost refusal to feed I'd would say that too. Then he said that like every person, every baby has their pace. Even gave an example of a baby who was also a patient of him that only needed to be fed 3/4 times a day and was gaining weight like any other baby who was fed about 6 times a day.
I started to think I was being paranoid, took his advice and headed home.
It had been 3 days after her appointment in the doctor and she kept the same behaviour toward her bottle. My mom, who lives right next to me and came by everyday to check on us, also thought it to be strange that a baby that was always very hungry suddenly couldn't stand the formula (forgot to mention that during that time also changed the brand of the formula to check if it had anything to do with my baby's reaction). So she told me that a very good friend of hers had a friend with a gift (psychic) and for some peace of mind we should go and visit her. We managed to make an appointment for that day, thanks to the good and kind friend of my mother. Off we went, arrived to her office, and there were about 4 people in the awaiting room. By that time my baby was sleeping peacefully.
When the person who was in the appointment came out with the gifted lady my baby girl woke up crying out loud all of a sudden, she said we were next and asked me if she could take my baby (still crying) into her arms. I agreed and we got in the office and sat down. The lady started making the signal of the cross on my baby girl several times while whispering some prayers (I couldn't exactly make out what she was saying but I am positive that she mentioned the Holy Virgin and the Lord's prayer), and then suddenly my daughter ceased crying, just stared at the lady quietly while she smiled at my baby with the most kind look I have ever seen...
She told me to change my baby's diaper and cut it in cross, throw it to a river and when I get home to bath her in white rose petals, and then throw them away, also, in a river. The next day I had to lit 2 white candles and put 3 candies in a a spot we call "Alminhas". I don't know if you have something similar in your country, but in Portugal there are some spots in the side of some roads which have some kind of an altar usually with the Virgin Mary or a traditional Saint, or even Jesus. This is where I had to lit the 2 white candles and leave the 3 candies.
Right after the bath, I offered the bottle to my baby girl and she took 70ml out of the 90ml, and I was very happy. The next morning- before going to lit the candles and leave the candies- she woke up in a very good mood, unusually gassy (don't know if this is important or not, so I am sorry if it's not) and hungry. Yes, she took the 90ml I had prepared her and probably would drink more if I had made it... From then on she started feeding normally (every 3/4 hours on 90 to 120ml).
I was so overwhelmed by the result of the appointment with the gifted lady, that didn't even ask her what was causing my baby to react that way. Now looking back that was a mistake, but all that matters is that after that my baby got back to "normal". As I'm still very curious I'd like to know if someone has had any similar experience or can give me any clue to what might have happened.
Almost forgot to mention that the lady also said that if my baby didn't get better in 3 days we should go back and take some dirt from the house, because "it" could be in the house. Truth is, we didn't need to do that.
Thank you for taking your time reading our experience and any insight will be very much appreciated.