The most sacred of days is finally upon you: your newborn son is ready to experience his first act of commitment to God by undergoing the Bris Milah ceremony! Both God and the community are ready to welcome a new member into this most sacred of covenants. Therefore, we truly understand why you, the parents, want the whole ceremony to be worthy of the moment’s significance and, consequently, try to organize a memorable Bris Milah ceremony.

Do Parents Need to Worry about Their Baby’s Circumcision Recovery?

These efforts towards a perfect event will prompt parents to ask themselves, “Do we have everything on hand for the circumcision procedure?” “What about the baby’s recovery after the circumcision?” Such questions lead to unnecessary stress for the parents, who, due to anxiety, might miss out on the beauty and joy of this ceremony. That’s where mohels, with their profound knowledge of the Bris Milah’s spiritual and physical facets, intervene and relieve the parents’ worries. All you have to do is drink in every second of your son’s circumcision ceremony while the mohel handles everything else, from the procedure to recovery. 

Rabbi Avraham Rappaport, a second-generation expert mohel currently active in the MD/DC/VA area, is here to make sure your son has a perfect circumcision experience! His one-of-a-kind training, expertise, and understanding of his spiritual role recommend him as the best choice for your son’s Bris Milah ceremony. He will be in complete control of the ceremony, from preparations to recovery, and allow you to cherish the blessing bestowed upon your son and your family! 

Rabbi Rappaport encourages parents to have a list of things prepared before the circumcision in order to streamline the entire experience. Let us find out how you can help Rabbi Rappaport create the perfect experience for your son!

How to Ensure a Swift and Painless Circumcision Recovery for Your Baby

Your son’s recovery process, when done appropriately, will not take more than five days. Rabbi Rappaport will ensure the basic aftercare after the procedure, so parents won’t have to stock up on supplies and medicine before the circumcision. After the incision, the appearance of granulation tissue will indicate that the natural healing process is taking place. Furthermore, Rabbi Rappaport’s circumcision method is so accurate that your son will experience only minimal residual bleeding, which completely disappears after the first diaper change. A swift and painless circumcision recovery is what defines all Rabbi Rappaport’s Bris Milahs!

#1: Things to Prepare before the Bris Milah

First, you need to ensure that everything is prepared for the religious ceremony, so make the necessary preparations to have the following items on hand:

        • A firm sleeping pillow
        • Four cloth diapers (or towels)
        • Two tallits (i.e., prayer shawls)
        • Kosher sweet grape wine & kiddush cup (i.e., for the blessings said over wine to sanctify the ceremony.
        • Rabbi Rappaport will supply the medicine (i.e., Bacitracin) and other medical supplies (i.e., gauze) necessary for the recovery.

#2: How to Proceed after the Bris Milah Ceremony

Once the Bris Milah ceremony is over, it’s time for Nature to run its course and begin the recovery process. You can help facilitate this process by following Rabbi Rappaport’s simple recommendations. First, make sure that your baby is always lying in a comfortable position, even on the stomach. If necessary, you can administer a minimal dosage of liquid infant Tylenol to your baby for pain relief. Second, you need to keep the circumcision area clean at all times. Apply Bacitracin on gauze and place it on top of the circumcision area at each diaper change for the next three days, during which the redness will gradually subside. By following these simple guidelines, you will create the perfect setting for the perfect recovery!

Is There a Difference between Baby Circumcision and Adult Circumcision Recovery?

The same recovery principles described by Rabbi Rappaport apply to both babies and adults. The five-day aftercare is identical, although the whole recovery period is more extensive for adults than babies. During the adult circumcision procedure, sutures are applied to the circumcision area. The patient must wait up to four weeks until the sutures dissolve on their own and the swelling disappears. However, the postprocedural pain will subside after five days on average, long before the end of the recovery period!

Choosing Rabbi Rappaport for a Perfect Circumcision Experience

Rabbi Rappaport is more than ready to help your newborn son enrich the Jewish community and take his first spiritual life step with a Bris Milah procedure! The unique training, unparalleled expertise, and true devotion to his spiritual calling have earned Rabbi Rappaport his expert mohel reputation. Thousands of successful circumcision procedures and grateful families recommend him as the perfect mohel for the perfect Bris Milah ceremony! So don’t hesitate to contact Rabbi Rappaport and entrust your baby’s first covenant into his hands right away!

If you plan to organize a ritual circumcision for yourself or your child, let Rabbi Rappaport do the job. Contact him anytime on his cell at: 443-790-6541. You can also send him an email at rabbi@mdmohel.com or visit his website. He will be happy to support you in making sure you have a perfect experience!