1. Two, 1 ounce tubes of Bacitracin, Polysporin or A&D ointment. Or, you may consult a homeopath to determine which homeopathic remedies may be used for your child. Since each individual is unique, the remedies and doses are tailored to your child based on the advice and recommendation of your homeopath. For example, Arnica may be used before and after the circumcision to reduce overall discomfort. For bleeding, Phosphorous or Hamamelis may be administered. For wound care, a gauze pad soaked in olive oil and once healing has begun, Calendula ointment may be applied directly to the wound. CONSULT YOUR HOMEOPATH FIRST BEFORE USING ANY HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES.
2. One box (25 per box) of 3" x 3" cotton gauze pads. (Organic cotton gauze pads may be used if available.)
3. Sugar (or sweetened) filtered water, sweet wine or grape juice may be used before and after to help reduce discomfort further. The baby sucks on a gauze pad dipped in the sugar water, wine or grape juice to reduce the discomfort. One may also use organic grape juice or low alcohol, sweet wine (Kedem or Manischiewitz).
4. Try to arrange the feeding schedule so that the previous
feeding finishes about one hour prior to the circumcision. The baby may be
fed immediately following the circumcision.