Pediatrician...should he be doing this?
1) he could accidently hurt your ds by making micro tears allowing bacteria in.
2) he could tell you that because your ds is X age and isnt retracting something is wrong and he needs circed. causing you needless worry and doubt.
3) There is nothing in there he needs to see. If there is a problem it will show up without risking injury to your ds.
Just tell him from now on that you do not want him to touch your ds's penis at all so that you dont have to deal with the what if's. In this case it truly is better safe than sorry. He could hurt your ds in a heartbeat and once it is done it cant be undone but if it never happens you never have to worry about it.
I thought it was a legitimate question about retraction...I never thought his foreskin was going to "fall off". I have never dealt with an uncircumcised baby, and apparently peds in my area haven't dealt with many either, so someone has to know what to do. In the case of my DS, I would like to educate myself as much as possible. I'm not getting hysterical or anything, it was just a question.
Sure, it was a great question. I was just trying to make my post a little lighthearted. My point is that the foreskin is designed to withstand all kinds of manipulation, and it's no big deal if someone just touches it. At the same time, it's best to leave it alone, and put it out of your mind. It will retract on its own as your son grows up.
He'll be fine. I think the general take away would be that although you should avoid unnecessary retraction and such, this particular incident probably won't be any problem for him. The foreskin is not necessarily delicate, as you've probably observed, but that being said it's best to just leave it be.