There is NO medical reason for routine medical circumcision of boys or girls! Uncircumcised girls have more UTI's than uncircumcised boys, yet we just offer antibiotics **IF** they even develop an infection! Why would we do anything less for our sons?!
It does not reduce the odds of contracting STD's or HIV- abstaining, having a monogamous relationship or using condoms do, whether the male is circumcised or not! A word to the wise, any medical professional who can have a discussion about reducing the spread of STD's and HIV without using the words "abstain" or "monogamous" or "condom" is trying to sell you something!
You want baby to look like Dad... Why don't you start him Rogaine to get his hair fuller, before he even leaves the hospital or have rhinoplasty to make sure their noses match before you guys go home?! Those are cosmetic reasons and procedures- not medical.
You have a religious reason (practicing Judaism or Muslim. There is no valid reason, from a religious perspective, for a Christian to circumcise, as it was under Mosaic law, which is no longer practiced). Great. Under Mosaic law, circumcision happened on the eighth day and was a prick. A minor cut. The Hebrew word for circumcision is not "REMOVE" it is "TRIM". It was a small gesture of a covenant. Not the full removal of a functioning body part. That type of circumcision did not come around until much, much later during the Victorian Era. If a person is going to follow the laws set forth by God, why would they not practice in the way He saw fit, which was a small slit- not a medical circumcision- which is the full removal of the foreskin? Why would God create a part of the body in His image, to have cut off completely? Babies who had their entire foreskin removed during the time before Christ would have had extreme risk of infection and death, since there was not the access to clean water and sterlization of equipment or the ability to give a blood transfusion should the child bleed severely. This is further indication the form of medical circumcision we practice today, is not the same practiced in the Torah.
That is all. For now. Have a great day! If you chose to, then that is your legal right to decide for your son, if you reside in the United States. Cool beans. Just know, that there are not medical reasons for this course of action and that it is merely a comestic procedure. I am not bashing. I circumcised my first son. I really, thought it was necessary. No, I have no bleedin' heart story of death and/or destruction and/or medical complications. It is something I wish I had not decided for him, once I did more research. If you have done your research and came to a different conclusion, then I wish you well and have no ill-intent.