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So you’ve decided not to circumcise your son?! That’s great! Circumcision is an unnecessary often traumatic procedure for a newborn and studies now show that it does notprotect males against penile infection. You can read more about that here or here.
You aren’t alone in this choice to leave your son’s foreskin intact, more and more parents choose to skip circumcision. The problem with this new shift is that many parents and health care providers DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CARE FOR THE INTACT PENIS.
My good friend texted me a day or two after the birth of her son. The nurse at the hospital had tried to retract and clean her brand new baby’s penis. Many of you might be shaking your head in disbelief because you already know that newborn foreskin DOES NOT and SHOULD NOT RETRACT. The nurse helped further “educate” my friend by telling her to retract and clean the baby’s penis regularly. WRONG AGAIN! Continue reading…