I have 2 intact boys ages 5 and 2. When i has my oldest my MW told me " The only tool you need
to care for an intact son is a ruler, to smack the hand of all the uninformed physicians and others
who come near." There are many ways to collect clean urine other than catheters. Even if a
catheter is used dont ever allow any retraction. No retraction is necessary.
Any retraction at such a young age will most likely resukt in some tears to the foreskin.
My 5yr old still has a very "tight" foreskin and to expose his urethra would cause him
great pain and i am sure tears.
Also something Ive found with both my sons ive noticed any soap in the bath water
be it baby wash or shampoo always irritated and caused the red tip.
Immersion baths are fine i always allow mine to sit in warm water for as long as they liked.
Just try no soap. I recently became a No Poo mommy so it has been 4mnths since i have used
shampoo on my kids tho i still use it myself. And i just wash thier hair with conditioner.
And i wash hands, feet, bottoms,ears with soap on washcloth. I always keep soap away from genitals
And thus has helped immensely with any red tips.
Also breastfeedig will help with the UTI your antibodies help in so many ways.
If your on Facebook i woukd suggest liking Lactastic Mommy your BFF
(breast feeding friend) she is awesome. Also try to contact your local La Leche League
They are all that kept me sane
my 4month old has never had any formula! And i owe alot to Lacfastic mommy!
I did supplement with my older 3
which for mw ended in them all preffering bottle flow to BF
so maybe its good he is refusin supplements. Just try to relax and sit and juat feed them. I am sure with twin
5 month olds you feel as though your always nursing but it does get easier.