I know, I've read some articles on the sucrose. And I do support it. However, heel sticks are a big difference then a procedure such as a circumcision, don't ya think? No worries about my son....I haven't projected my guilt at all. We simply explained to him the difference between him and his brother. He's 9, he has common sense enough to know that putting a knife to a penis doesn't sound like a good idea. I didn't need to put that thought in his head at all. And like I said, he doesn't dwell on the fact that he doesn't have a foreskin. He knows, we made a mistake and we did what we thought had to be done at the time. It's just every once in awhile he'll bring it up as a joke....and I'm not talking about every day, it's more like every couple months. It's not something we frequently talk about, lol.