I am pretty set not to circ. I've been readin through this forum though and feel overwhelmed! All the men I have dated or am related to are circ'd (all older of course) and I sisters, female cousins, and a daughter! We just found out this baby is a boy. so circ'd or not I'm clueless about penises and special ways of cd'ing a boy etc. However, I feel really paranoid and in need of knowledge/back up because both my dh, and previous boyfriend were circ'd at about age 3ish? and told me nearly identical stories...mom didn't want to circ initially, then they got "infected" and "couldn't pee" and "swollen" and they got circ'd. I'm sure their mother's mourned...however, dh's mother had a similar story about what happened with bf'ing dh so...I'm guessing docs were maybe misinformed?
I know everyone says notto retract, leave it alone, clean the outside gently etc. I am also reading about separation in slightly older tots and preschoolers and thing becomign sore/red at that time...and that is the time both these men had their circ's....I really want to know my stuff without getting overwhelmed as dh knows nothign more than me, and all my friends with boys have boys under two if they aren't circ'd.
Are there EVER medical reasons to circ? What should I know? I expect to begin getting bombarded with misinformation soon here, and dh's mom will be helping after baby is born, and MY mom who only had girls, changed girl baby diapers when doing childcare, and had a circ'd husband... help me feel confident!