Circumcision and Breastfeeding (Resources)

July 28, 2011. Posted in: Common Newborn Concerns

Circumcision and Breastfeeding Letter to LLLI, from Leaven, Vol. 36 No. 5, October-November 2000, pp. 94-95.

The Effects of Circumcision on Breastfeeding (September 2002) Position Statement from the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers

Circumcision, Breastfeeding, and Maternal Bonding from the Circumcision
Information and Resource Pages

Circumcision and Breast-feeding from the Intactivism website

Breastfeeding when baby has surgery @

General Information

Articles

The circumcision decision by Miriam Zoll (an excellent article; note that it’s six pages long)

Circumcision from AskDrSears.com

Circumcision Information for Parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

The Case Against Circumcision by Paul M. Fleiss, from Mothering, Issue 85, Winter 1997

Protect Your Uncircumcised Son: Expert Medical Advice for Parents by Paul M. Fleiss, from Mothering, Issue 103, November/December 2000

Ten Steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative for Mother-Friendly Hospitals, Birth Centers, and Home Birth Services Step #9: “Discourages non-religious circumcision of the newborn.”

Websites, Links, Research

Report 10 of the Council on Scientific Affairs (I-99): Neonatal Circumcision American Medical Association report on the medical/scientific literature as of December 1999

Circumcision Information from the National Institutes of Health (USA)

CIRP – Circumcision Information and Resource Pages is “an Internet resource that provides you with information about all aspects of the genital surgery known as circumcision.”

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) is a non-profit educational organization committed to securing the birthright of male and female children and babies to keep their sexual organs intact.

Policy Statements

Circumcision Policy Statement (March 1999) from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Position Paper on Neonatal Circumcision from the American Academy of Family Physicians

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