Ohhhh.....I could go on and on....I am just SO GLAD I found somewhere I can go and get support for not cutting my son (if we have one this time)!
Rikki ~~ Married Aug 04 ~~ DD Feb 06 ~~ DS Oct 07 ~~ DD April 12
Homeschooling mom of 2 rambunctious, loving, spectacular boys, wife to an incredible man who has been my best friend on this journey <3
A friend that is an IBCLC at a hospital hates it when male babies come back to mom after being circ'd because they are often too traumatized to nurse.
People will say anything to take the heat off themselves.
This response will probably get pulled, but... I was looking at my intact penis today while urinating and thinking to myself: "How could ANYONE not appreciate the wonders of an intact penis??!!" Besides the protection fact, the extreme higher sensitivity involved, at that moment in time, I was more into the fact that it's a mobile cuff of skin that adds to the sexual pleasure. What's so interesting about manipulating (masturbating) a circ'd one?
I was just in a circumcision debate, where a handful of mothers said they watched the whole thing and their baby didn't make a peep. There is no way that is possible considering that even the most effective anesthetic only removes ~76% of the pain (from the AAP). Mmmmhmmm, sure your baby just laid there calmly while their foreskin was ripped apart from their glans, crushed and amputated.
I remember when my babies all had to have heel prick at 5 days old to get blood for various tests - and they screamed their heads off. For a heel prick!
How anyone could believe you could amputate part of the most sensitive part of the body without any pain involved is beyond me.
Denial is an amazing thing...
however, my dd did not cry with the heel prick test - honest - i was holding her the entire time, she didnt even seem to notice.
Sunny : gun toting, retired breastfeeding, car seat loving, guitar playing, home birthing and schooling mama to Jakob (10.06), Mikah (07.08) and Korah (07.11).
Married mom to Patrick (2004), Noah (2006) and Liam (2010) VBAC!!