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What are the things I need to know before circumcising my baby?

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Circumcision doesn't have to be as painful for your baby as it sounds. There are methods that can make it much less painful. Before the procedure, ask what your options are for relieving your baby's pain. Also, make sure you find out:

Remember that there is no right or wrong decision. Your baby boy will be just fine either way!

  • How and when the circumcision will be done
  • What the potential risks are and how often they happen
  • How to care for your son's penis afterwards

From: Circumcising Your Baby WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: "Circumcision statement." American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 07, 2018

SOURCES: "Circumcision statement." American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 07, 2018

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