I have 3 intact boys and my husband agreed wholeheartedly with our decision. We were having a breakfast discussion this morning after reading an article in the Chicago Tribune entitled "The Circumcision Decision." It sounded as if the AAP might be altering their stance on circumcision. That can't be good.
Anyhow....I think circing is awful. DH is circed and the decision not to circ our boys was because "there is no reason to....why would we?" He thinks the argument of looking like Dad is hilarious. But he is not as horrified by the procedure as I am. I don't really understand, since he is a guy.
I was describing the pain aspect (again) and he asked somewhat rhetorically....."they don't use anesthesia?" I replied, "I don't think they do....at least not all the time." He was incredulous. "In 2011 they don't do something for the pain?" He argued that if the pain is so horrendous, that parents wouldn't allow the procedure....at least not without pain med. Furthermore, he said that if the pain was that bad babies would probably continue screaming days after. Again he said, parents wouldn't be doing it if that was the case.
I would love any and all feedback.