Baby boy: if intact don’t retract

I got this picture off of a Facebook page called mama’s milkies…..posted feb. 11th, 2012
(I wrote the below but didn’t make the picture)(I did not site sources but you can just google the info)
Intact/whole/not circumcised baby boy care.
As you can see the natural unaltered whole body of the newborn infant boy is not scary or abnormal. The fact is there is no raw circumcision wound to deal with. Please, don’t injure your baby by circumcising him. When you leave him whole, you do NOT ever retract/pull back his foreskin. It is a protective layer of skin that is attached/fused to the foreskin. Pulling it back can injure his penis and cause all the supposed problems Americans worry about when dealing with an uncircumcised child.
Circumcision not only rips this attached skin from the head but also amputates that skin.
An older child, teen, adult make can pullback his own foreskin to clean underneath once puberty has done the work of naturally separating the foreskin from the glans.



2 thoughts on “Baby boy: if intact don’t retract

  1. Ok someone commented on a previous post of mine saying that you have to retract infant foreskin to clean intact babies and young children and told me I was wrong.

    I wanted to flip out but I simply spammed the comment.

    Even the AAP (who is an idiot on circumcision and intact care) knows not to retract infants.

    In the first several years your son’s foreskin will separate from the tip of the penis. Some foreskins separate soon after birth or even before birth, but this is rare. When it happens is different for every child. It may take a few weeks, months, or years. Once this happens, the foreskin can be pulled back away from the tip of the penis. This is called foreskin retraction.

    Most boys will be able to retract their foreskins by the time they are 5 years old, yet others will not be able to until the teen years. As a boy becomes more aware of his body, he will most likely discover how to retract his own foreskin. But foreskin retraction should never be forced. Until the foreskin fully separates, do not try to pull it back. Forcing the foreskin to retract before it is ready can cause severe pain, bleeding, and tears in the skin.

  2. Nope sorry….you do not retract infants and young children! Period!

    Now a young man needs to but no a baby/child does not. No, I am not a dr. I am a mother of 2 intact, whole, not circumcised boys who have never been retracted by me or anyone, who have never been cleaned “underneath the foreskin” and who have never had any issues with infections, smells or pains. They are both under 7 and have obviously not gone through puberty. After puberty we can explain retraction and simple rinsing of the glans. Even the boys’ pediatrician said don’t retract and he wouldn’t even think about brings it up unless there was a problem or the boys was over 13.


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