Recently I was told that when one makes a Bris they should use the same Mohel they used for the older child. Is there a source for this? What is the reason?

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    Maybe the same reason the same kohen takes the levi's aliyah in the absence of a levi — they might think he is invalid. – b a Jan 13 '13 at 2:30
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    @ba I had the same thought - you wouldn't want to imply that you were dissatisfied with the mohel's work! – yoel Jan 13 '13 at 3:04
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    I have had the same thought, however I can think of a difference, as it is not happening at the same time. In addition if that is the reason is there a source that implies that? – Gershon Gold Jan 13 '13 at 15:34
  • Whoever told you this did they give some sort of basis for it? – Yehoshua Jan 14 '13 at 14:14
  • @Yehoshua: no - hence the question – Gershon Gold Jan 14 '13 at 14:57

Rabbi Yitzchok Sender Kuperman Z"L in a lengthy piece in HaPardes #68 Vol 3 concludes that there is really no problem switching and using a different Mohel if you have any reason. Reasons can include that the new Mohel is better, a relative, a Talmid Chacham, you owe him a favor, etc.

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    But not without a reason? – msh210 Jan 14 '13 at 19:53
  • However any reason seems sufficient. – Gershon Gold Jan 14 '13 at 19:54
  • Doesn't "the new Mohel is better" kind of negate the concern raised in the question and serve, effectively, as "no reason"? – Seth J Jan 14 '13 at 20:20
  • It seems to me that the concern raised is of no concern to Rabbi Yitzchok Sender Kuperman Z"L – Gershon Gold Jan 14 '13 at 20:22

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