Well, like I said, I wasn't suggesting I agree with it, just that it is considered atypical in the US to not have it done.
I'm sure a lot of people probably don't realize how it is so much less common in other parts of the world. (not to say that's an excuse-just reality)
I can see why you'd see that as ridiculous and I'm not saying I disagree-but people just don't look at it that way here. It's an old attitude I guess, from when people insisted it should be done for hygiene, etc.
Of course, if I'd guess, I imagine more new parents are opting out as time goes on, since many are challenging
traditional wisdom' and the choices they can make within our healthcare system in general-as they are with childbirth, vaccinations, etc.