I left the doctors office confused. In the West Indies they do start the retraction process while a baby is months old. Here in America they dont. I chose to do things the American way but my Hispanic pediatrician seems to be of the mindset as my culture.
So now I'm sitting at home just a bit peeved. I already went through a fight to not get him circumcised. Why can't people leave my son's penis alone? Now this doctor says I have to manually..errr...ummm..you know! I'm so not cool with the idea.
So I go online to see what the "experts" are saying and on the Healthy Children site in the article "Care for an Uncircumcised Penis" the same "hands off" advice stands. I found the same on the iVillage pregnancy and parenting site. Most advice seems to be it will happen naturally or because of my son's own...errr...manual exploration.
So now I'm back where I started with basic penis care, no extra handling, and hope it's the right choice. I kinda feel with all the touching and grabbing my son does to his little penis he's got the retraction issue covered.