Are you going back and forth over whether you or your newborn should get circumcised? This is not a decision to take lightly. For some, the decision to get circumcised is an easy one. Some do it for religious reasons, others do it for health reasons and some do it simply because of family tradition. However, for those who are still on the fence about circumcision’s, what follows is a overview of the perceived pros and cons of circumcision.
3) Another criticism of circumcision is that it causes the baby unnecessary pain. To determine the veracity of this claim, Rabbi Mike and his mentor, using special equipment measured the levels of discomfort and heart rate of babies undergoing the standard medical circumcision, as well as their special technique. The results were overwhelmingly clear. The medical procedure results in more pain in the baby and increased heart rate. and to counter this pain the baby is given a local anesthetic injection which takes longer to administer and is more painful than the actual holistic circumcision procedure which takes only 15-20 seconds. The holistic circumcision that Rabbi Mike uses is about as painful as quickly taking off a band aid which takes 2-3 seconds. He does use a topical numbing solution after the procedure to address any discomfort which the baby may experience after the circumcision. Usually, the baby will begin to cry when we remove the diaper and will stop crying as soon as the diaper is back on, and he is picked up. A total of 15-20 seconds.