Hi E.!! reading your message I couldn't resist a response. I worked with new born babies for 7 years straight, I was a baby photographer, and saw this issue on a daily basis, I also saw how the circumsicions were done and it broke my heart each and every time. Doctors are always in a hurry, and most of the time did not use anesthetic, and if they did they wanted to do it so fast that they didn't it give it a chance to work, and they cut before the area was numb. Twenty or thirty years ago this procedure was done as a routine, most baby had them done. Medical journals started coming out saying that it really was an unnecessary procedure and a lot of law suits were filed from complications and Doctors stopped doing them and today only a few Doctors will actually do the procedure. If your husband had the operation, they recommend that you do it to the baby, so in the future there will be no questions like, why is yours different than mine? The procedure makes it easier on mom because you don't have to pull the skin down to clean, but if you teach your child good hygiene there is no reason in the world why you should have any problems. If the lord put that section of skin there, beleive me it was for a reason. I have a 19 yeard old son that has not been circumsized and never had a problem, but I did have to teach him as a child to pull the skin down and CLEAN!! If it is not a religious thing, don't put him through this unnecessary torture.