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#1 of 4 Old 03-24-2011, 04:55 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm going to visit my sister and newborn nephew this weekend. He was just born yesterday, and when I'll be there he will be status post a circumcision. I had a great experience with EC and my 3 children, but my boys were all intact so I really question if EC and a newly circumcised newborn is the right thing to do?
If you had to aim or position the freshly wounded penis, wouldn't that have some pain associated with it that could create negative communication? I am trying to convince her to wait until it is healed. Not to mention (I posted this on the circumcision forum) I am reluctant to help because the sight of the wound really bothers me. I'm pregnant right now, so in that emotional,queasy stage and I believe in newborns being intact so I kind of want to stay out of it. But just wondering if circumcisions and EC are compatible in the newborn stage..


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It's extremely compatible - I found aiming my newborn son's hips was easier than aiming his penis, anyway. What could be better for a healing penis than being out of a (relatively) unsanitary diaper! Absolutely no need to encourage her to wait.


But...  Are you and your sister compatible with advice giving? Are you compatible with a newly circ'd penis?


At the very least, I'd avoid the word "wounded" in front of your sister, who is in the blessed and tender new baby state of being. She made a choice, she's the mom, you'll help her most by being super supportive and not showing your discomfort with the state of his nethers. Nor should you, in your blessed and tender pregnant state, force yourself to confront uncomfortable images and thoughts! If she wants you to demo, you could do it with a pillow or a doll, and if he's being changed or ec'd in front of you, turn your focus to his lovely face or helping with laundry.

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That's a good point. I think I'm not compatible with a newly circumcised tender baby. I wish I could say that I won't go at all, but that would not show my support. I'll have to just listen to my own discomfort and give verbal advice only or use a doll-that's a great suggestion. Thanks :)

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ECing would reduce the amount of time in a diaper, reduce the amount of wiping needed. More sanitary, less painful...


The doll idea is good on another level because then your sis can hold her ds and match what you're doing with the doll.

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