Mabrook! Mazal Tov!
· (25) 2x2 Inch Johnsons &Johnsons Gauze Pads
· (2) Tubes Triple Antibiotic Ointment
· Baby Powder
· Cloth Diapers
· Regular Diapers
· Pacifier (if he takes it)
· Kiddush Cup
· Sweet Red Wine
· Besamim (perfume/pleasant smelling plant)
First 2 days after Milah
There are 2 bandages. One is wrapped around the milah 7-10 times and needs no care. It may unwind slightly. You may cut the excess off the bandage or wrap it back around.
The gauze on top of the milah should be replaced at each changing with a new gauze pad by applying a circle of cream with triple antibiotic ointment on the gauze and placing it on the milah. (If one forgot to put the ointment – there is nothing to worry about, just put at next changing)
*For Shabbat – please prepare gauze with ointment from before Shabbat (preferably) or have a (non-Jewish) nurse prepare it on Shabbat.
Next 2 weeks
At every changing put ample baby powder.
If belly button has fallen off – While bathing the Milah rub foreskin downwards. After bath, apply powder only – ointment is not needed any more.
It is normal to have a drop of blood in the area, as long as it is not oozing
If the baby is very cranky you may give him 0.2 of Tylenol
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call at any time (including 2:00am)
Rabbi Eli David