Re: Hi Mama!
|Originally posted by easymacmom
Both doctors told us not to touch the foreskin, leave it alone, it will retract on its own. Just keep it clean. It's one thing we've been beating ourselves up over, cuz when this came about we heard many other parents ask the same thing. But we didn't know, all other boys in our families were all cricumcised at birth.
I'm sorry for jumping on you. I do get emotional about this topic!
I'm confused here, though.....did you follow the docs' advice to leave the foreskin alone, or you got that advice too late?
I'm learning, too, and I'm just wondering if my assumption is correct that your sons were forcibly retracted at some point.
Because, if that's the case, there is certainly no need to beat yourself up about it (you didn't know any better), but it would definitely mean that the hindsight-choice to make would be leaving the foreskins alone, rather than getting an infant circ done, right?
Off-topic.....Last Minute, who knows whether or not the tonsilectomy (spelling?) was absolutely necessary or not. She had somewhere around eight separate cases of strep throat in the few months before the surgery, and zero afterward. (Of course, if I had breastfed her longer, that certainly would have improved her immune system!
But, my very long, drawn out point was that AT LEAST she had tonsils for two years. That was better than nothing. We tried to let her keep them.
And, for EasyMacMom, at least she tried to keep her sons intact, and at least they had their foreskins in the diaper-wearing years, which is better than having circ'd them in infancy for no good reason. (And their very first experiences of being outside the womb didn't involve the cutting of their genitals.)
P.S. Back to Laura.........have you contacted Marilyn Milos of NoCirc yet? She is wonderful and I imagine she could give you some good advice.