Removing a infants forskin for just in case issues is irrelivant. Extremely painful for any baby regardless of what any parent has said.
women are more likely to have urinary tract infections which can be easily treated.
And there are those who say babies do not feel anything. EVEN" if per say the circ did not hurt, who would think that an infant could "sleep through" being stripped naked, strapped spread eagle on a cold plastic restraint and the cleaned with cold iodine on their genitals. Oh and dont forget the numbing agent's needle piercing the base of their penis, just for good measure though cause they can't feel pain.
Have a look at Saving our sons on face book for all the reasons not too. You can always fix any problems later if needed but removing a natural part of the body is like saying your baby isn't perfect the way he is.
You are brave for posting this, I will give you that! lol! I just hope that other posters respect your opinion and don't give you a hard time cos they don't agree. Good 'ol Huggies! tongue
My DS isn't done. My DH is. We made the decision not to for various reasons and are happy with our decision. However, just in the past few months, DS has had "issues" and has a slight case of phimosis. Hopefully within the next 12 months it will corect itself, as its only slight, but we have to go back and get him checked again at a later date to see if its improved, or whether he will need to be circumcised. sad
If he does have to have it done, he will be 5 years old when it happens. I said to DH "maybe we should have had it done when he was a baby" but you can never foresee what will happen down the track, and at that time we made the decision WE thought was the right one for us and for our DS.
I must admit I have always been a fencesitter with this topic. I'm not particularly for it or against it. I think some people have some silly reasons for getting it done, but like us, that was the decision they made at the time.