I keep reading posts where moms with intact sons claim that circumcising is a completely useless medical procedure preformed simply for appearances...
And then read other posts where some of these same women pierce their little girls ears...
Either you are okay with causing pain for looks or you aren't...
Asked by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Jan. 4, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:49 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by Autumn22 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
I am a nurse who assists on circs in the hospital. 99% of the babies sleep through their circumcisions. A local anesthetic is given to the baby. There is no local anesthetic given when piecing a babies ears. Piercing a girls ears is asking for infection. Circing a boy is asking to prevent infection. Apples and oranges really. People just want to be "different" these days and make a big fuss over everything. Circumcising is a normal everyday medical event that can help prevent illness and the spread of disease. It is not cosmetic. Earrings truly are cosmetic. People who try to say that earrings on a baby are okay but circing isn't are the biggest morons this world has to offer.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:17 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by jessradtke at 9:24 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by maybebaby83 at 9:41 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Wow how ignorant are people in the medical field? I don't think you research anything yourself ,you just know what you were taught in school. Just like Docs....they just drink the kool aid on what they have been taught and have no idea that there are other routes to take with anything.. Saying that circumcision is for health reasons is a bunch of bull. Some babies may not feel their circumcision when they get it but they sure feel the throbbing pain when the medicine wears out! Oh but wait you probably don't relate the babies screaming to that now would ya?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
oh and no I don't circumcise my boys and my 9 year old daughter asked for her ears to be pierced...we did not want to do that without her permission.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
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