This is the update so keep sending comments.... Sounds like they are not going to correct ithttp://forums.parenting.com/blogs/da...rmation?cid=fb
"We recognize the confusion lies with the word “tug,” which can be interpreted in different ways. We will make every effort to clarify these statements further in the future. According to the Office of the Executive Director of the AAP, gently pushing back the foreskin to clean is OK."
I commented and sent another email which I hope made some sense as I was multitasking with my dd on my lap:
unnecessary and potentially dangerous
Your information is still confusing and may provoke undue worry in parents who are unfamiliar with this issue. I would be horrified and angry if someone did this to my son while he was in their care, and a caretaker may follow the advise given in your magazine. I hope you will still consider a clarification on the information you presented. A gentle tug on a newborn baby is especially worrisome, a gentle tug on an older child may be inconsequential, but is certainly unnecessary. Please don’t dismiss the concerns of the many parents of intact children who are emailing and contacting you in response to this, it evokes a strong response because it seems so potentially painful and certainly is needless. Jessica