Who came up with the idiotic idea that newborns can't feel pain?
They used to circumcise the boys with no anesthetic, saying the babies can’t feel pain. They were saying that as early as 24 years ago, when my son was born. When the nurse told me that, I snapped that that was the most ridiculous thing I’d ever heard! “Why do you think they flinch, pull away, and start to cry when they get poked for blood??!” I don’t usually snarl, but I was uncomfortable with what a nurse who actually believed that could do to my baby!
She kind of huffed and walked off.
Who is stupid enough to believe that?