Circumcision is as American as apple pie. For the most part, it is not questioned but rather accepted as the standard of care given to newborn babies. Why is this the case?
by Maud Meates-Dennis
It is usual that a baby's foreskin will not retract (pull back) and the foreskin may not actually fully retract for years. Mothers don't have personal experience of how to clean a boy's foreskin and are often unsure of what to do.
The following guideline will help you:
Parents of all baby boys face a major decision -- should their newborn remain intact or should he be circumcised. This article summarizes both sides, from both parent's and medical association viewpoints, and lists further resources.