Natalie - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 100 moms have responded )
Truly mothers. Unless you are truly Jewish and want your sons to bare the mark of your heritage, why circumsize you baby. There are very, very few reasons to have your baby boy snipped. For example narrowing of the urinary tract or forskin, chronic and untreated tract infections. If you are taking proper care of your baby boy and he has a normal penis and forskin tissue, there is no reason why his forskin shouldn't be fully retractable by the time he is 4 or 5 years. Did you know that circumsizing your boy results in 30% loss of nerves and tissue at the tip and in total mass, and it may not happen often but if the procedure isn't done by a practiced hand baby could die! Infections in the blood stream, bleeding to death. Most doctors won't just lop off that precious skin in the office anymore, they send you to a specialist and its not covered by basic medical unless your child NEEDS IT. What were your reasons for not circumsizing your baby or for some FOR circumsizing. I chose not to, too many scary things to concider and no real benefit for me.