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My newborn baby boy just got circumsized today and we cant leave the hospital till he pees, we've tried everything

We've tried: putting his hand in warm water; feeding him breast milk, formula milk, glucose water; putting him in the bathroom with the sink running; opening his diper to see if cold air will stimulate him; and gently palpatating his blader but nothing has worked...any ideas on how to get Theodore to pee? We really want to go home!

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Asked by TheaterRatMom at 9:55 PM on May. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • this is just something you are going to have to wait on...if he does not pee the docs will have to make sure there is nothing wrong. i know you want to go home but you need to wait until he pees. don't force him to pee. let him pee on his own. be patient you will be home before you know it.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 9:57 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • He will pee when he needs to

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • Be patient, poor baby just had his pee pee skin cut off. Don't let cold air on him or don't make it more uncomfortable for the baby than it already is. Put yourself in his place, not fun!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • Just one more reason I'm glad we won't be circ'ing our LO

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • Circumcision sometimes results in urinary retention with possible obstructive uropathy. Bandages used in ritual circumcision may cause urinary retention. The plastic ring portion of the Plastibell® may also cause urinary retention, which may result in a ruptured bladder,6renal failure, or interruption of circulation in the lower extremities. Urinary retention caused other complications that led to death in one reported case. Urinary retention is not seen in non-circumcised intact boys.


    Answer by Cassieniccole at 10:15 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • One, if you're planning on breastfeeding then please stop giving your little one anything but breast milk. You are going to set yourself up for failure

    Two, you can't make a baby pee. You're just going to have to be patient.


    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:15 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I second what PhilsBabyMama said.

    Answer by .Molly. at 11:32 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I second anon :03 and :09

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I just love it when moms "answer" the questions with rudeness.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on May. 2, 2009

  • I also second PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by mamajody0507 at 12:02 AM on May. 3, 2009

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