- 1 package/box of 3x3 sterile gauze pads (20 in a box)
- 2 tubes of Neosporin ointment
- 6 Cloth diapers
- 6 Diapers
- 1 Pillow
- Formula in a bottle prepared
- Sweet red wine & Cup
- Pacifier with a clip
- 2 Tallis (prayer shawls)
- 2 sturdy chairs (one for Eliyahu Hanavi and the other for the Sandak)
Please have your baby fed within 1 hour prior to the Bris (and properly burped). A satisfied baby is a happy baby by the Bris. Most babies are hungry right after their Bris regardless of the time of their previous feeding. I suggest having an additional prepared bottle for right after the Bris.
Mother and baby should arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the Bris.
As a medical expert, I'm a strong advocate of the more natural breastfeeding over bottled formula feeding, however many Mohel's suggest not nursing your child within 12 hours prior to the Bris, because a mothers apprehensiveness affects her milk and can cause cramps to her newborn. Although this hasn't been proven, we do usually see a difference. Certainly, any undue stress or tension should be avoided at all costs and therefore I leave it up to each mother to do what best works for her.
Very Important, 48 hours before scheduled Bris
Do not soak with, or use ointments, creams or lotions on the Bris area. However, a sponge bath is o.k. Make sure your child is dressed in clothing which may be opened from the bottom and wrap your son in a warm comfortable receiving blanket.
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