Is circumcision safe for newborn?

Do babies feel pain during circumcision?

Newborns do feel pain, but they seem to get through the procedure easier than older children do. In newborns, we numb the penis and perform the procedure in the hospital nursery while the baby is awake. We use a clamp technique, which does have a small risk of bleeding.

When should I circumcise my newborn?

Most doctors recommend that circumcision be done within a few days from the delivery of the baby. Some doctors recommend waiting two or three weeks. When the birth occurs in a hospital, circumcision is usually done within 48 hours.

Are babies OK after circumcision?

There will likely be some redness, swelling, and slight bleeding or oozing for a few days following circumcision. This can be hard for you as a parent to see, but it’s perfectly normal. Most newborns recover fully from circumcision within 7–10 days.

How long does a circumcision hurt a baby?

This pain often gets better in 3 or 4 days. But it may last for up to 2 weeks. Even though your baby’s penis will likely start to feel better after 3 or 4 days, it may look worse. The penis often starts to look like it’s getting better after about 7 to 10 days.

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Why do babies cry after circumcision?

It’s normal for the newborn to cry, especially in the first 24 hours after the procedure. This is a big day for him. Some babies might have a change in feeding and/or sleeping patterns, while others may just be overall fussier. This is OK.

Can you circumcise a 1 month old?

“If you choose to circumcise your baby, I recommend doing it as soon as possible, definitely before the baby is two weeks old,” said Lindsay Baltzer, DO, an HonorHealth family medicine practitioner who sees patients of all ages, including newborn boys.

How long do babies cry after circumcision?

Infants may be fussy and in pain for some hours after a circumcision, but this usually does not last more than a couple of days. Signs of pain can include crying and problems with sleep and feeding. During the first 24 hours after circumcision, you may give acetaminophen regularly to manage your child’s pain.

How often should I change diaper after circumcision?

Only use water, and be gentle. For the first day, the penis is covered with a gauze dressing, which you should replace with each diaper change. You can expect your baby to urinate within 12 hours of the circumcision. Clean the site with warm water and a cotton ball once or twice a day.

How can I help my baby’s circumcision heal faster?

Wash the area daily with warm water and pat it dry. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and gauze bandage if it weeps or rubs against clothing. Change the bandage every day.

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What helps a circumcision wound heal faster?

What do I do to recover quickly after MMC?

  • Avoid heavy work or exercise after MMC to allow the wound to heal.
  • Take good care of your wound.
  • Clean the penis twice a day with salt water.
  • Keep the penis clean and dry.
  • Do not pull or scratch the penis while it is healing.