A Simple Guide to Your Newborn's Circumcision Care

Congratulations on the recent circumcision of your baby boy! At Atlanta Circumcision, we understand the significance of this decision, and we are committed to providing comprehensive guidance on post-circumcision care for your precious newborn. Rabbi Schulgasser, with his extensive expertise in performing circumcisions for newborns and infants, ensures that the process is safe, gentle, and comfortable.

Post-Circumcision Care Guidelines:

Circumcisions generally heal naturally, and the key to care is to maintain cleanliness and comfort until the tissue fully heals. Here are some essential guidelines to follow:

Initial Gauze and Petroleum Jelly:
  • A gauze square with petroleum jelly is delicately applied to your baby's penis, ensuring protection and aiding the healing process.
  • During the first diaper change, leave the gauze in place. Discard it during the second diaper change.
  • If the gauze falls off prematurely, do not attempt to replace it.
  • Clean the diaper area while leaving the penis untouched.
  • If necessary, use a cotton ball and warm water to gently clean the circumcision site. Avoid alcohol and vigorous rubbing.
Petroleum Jelly Application:
  • For the next five to six days, apply a small amount (about one teaspoon) of petroleum jelly around the entire circumference of the cut during each diaper change.
  • Continue this routine until the area appears fully healed.
Discomfort and Pain Relief:
  • Local anesthetic effects may last approximately one hour, contributing to a comfortable post-circumcision experience for your newborn.
  • While many babies may not show distress, some might be uncomfortable, especially during diaper changes or when urine contacts the raw tissue.
  • Feeding or nursing should not be affected.
  • If your baby seems irritable, you can administer liquid infant Tylenol (1.25cc every six hours) for the first twenty-four hours.
Healing Process:
  • Healing is typically rapid, with the cut edge sealing within minutes.
  • Within twenty-four hours, the area behind the glans may swell, subsiding within a week or two.
  • Off-white or yellowish patches may appear on the glans, indicating normal scabbing associated with healing.
  • The glans may appear red and glossy initially, but it will take on a normal, healed appearance in about a month.
Newborn's Circumcision Care

What to Watch For After Your Newborn's Circumcision:

  1. Normal bleeding is minimal, and slight blood on the gauze is expected. Apply gentle pressure if bleeding persists.
  2. Redness and swelling at the circumcision site are normal for a few days. Contact your healthcare provider if swelling extends down the shaft and onto the abdominal wall.
  3. Yellowish-gray areas, similar to umbilical cord healing, may form. This is a natural part of the healing process and not indicative of infection.
  4. Aesthetically, the penis may look different initially, but in nearly all cases, it will heal properly over time.

As you embark on this journey of caring for your newborn's circumcision, rest assured that our dedication to providing optimal care remains unwavering. Atlanta Circumcision, under the expertise of Rabbi Schulgasser, stands as a trusted destination for the well-being of your newborn, specializing in circumcision for newborns and infants.

The complete healing of the circumcision usually takes around seven to eight days. If you have any inquiries, don't hesitate to contact me at 913 735 6728

Thank you for choosing Atlanta Circumcision for this significant milestone, and we look forward to continuing to support you and your newborn.