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I am just curious to see if anyone else has started to lose their hair because of breastfeeding? The last month it has been falling out everywhere!!! :confused: Let me know if you have any solutions to this problem or you have suffered this.
I don't have a solution to this, but......I've been losing LOTS of hair since dd was about 2-3mo. It all broke off around my hairline too, so now I have lots of new growth and it looks like I cut my own hair like a 5 year old!
The CHN said that it was normal and just our body catching up on not shedding hair for 9 months ( doesn't make me feel any better though!). I found that a change in my shampoo and conditioner helped - I tried the Garnier Fructus ones for damaged hair and it looks so much better now. The hairdresser also suggested a protein shampoo.
Oh well.....I guess now we know how men who are going bald feel!! :p
i have the same problem - my hair is really long & i can't believe how much i'm losing - should save it all to make a wig if all my hair keeps falling out :eek:
it's nothing to do with breastfeeding. just the body getting back into balance. it does stop i promise. mine went on for about 3 months (from when alice was 3-6 months). i also have the bum-fluff/regrowth around the hair line. it's a good look!!! :p
Yes, me too. I have two bald spots above my ears - really bad look! My son is losing all of his too (he is 3 months). So we're both patchy.
Hair loss post partum is completely normal. What actually happened is that your hair stopped falling out normally while you were pg (which is why we all have luxuriant hair while we're pg :) ). But now the piper must be paid and all that hair that you should have lost gradually over 9 months is falling out all at once :o . It is a worry at the time - but it does stop after 3 months or so - and at that point, your hair should be the same as before pg.
Hoping to make you all feel better...
If you're eating properly, your body will become normal again and thats for anything not just giving birth.
When people take medications even, their body reacts and people lose hair and other things happen. Your body is simply getting used to no longer being pregnant, and probably the reduction in hormones is the problem. Hormones are very powerful chemicals.
Thanks for all the replies. I am glad I am not alone and this is normal. It was one thing that I had no idea happened.
Oh dear goodness!
I too have exceptionally long hair - my husband is going to go nuts when he hears there is another 3 months of Kat hairballs to suffer through!
i spoke to my gp and he reccomended Silica ( vitamin for hair and nails) and a multi vitamin,
it doesnt stop it but it has seemed to reduce the amount, i was leaving hair everywhere lol
Normal for hair to shed :( and the reasons are in the above posts - your hair didn't fall out like it was suppose to for 9 months (hair has a life cycle believe it or not :eek: )and the usual time for it to start is around 3 months after birts (although this is unique from person to person). I know of no magic potion that helps but look around you and take note of how many bald women with kids are out there..... Very little. ;)
I have the 2 kids and I am not bald. I do have right now a lot of new hair grown around me hairline though and a lot of little bit that are growing back.
so glad i found this thread, i was beginning to wonder what was happening, about a month ago (when bub was 4 months) my hair started to fall out, i was noticing clumps on my hair ties and now a month later a lot comes out when i wash my hair.
great to know it nomal
Hi, I am at the tail end of the my hair loss phase after 4 months. I'm only losing a few strands now (instead of handfuls). I stopped by the health food store recently and they suggested eating more protein (as hair is protein), and generally eating healthy getting lots of minerals. There are plenty of hair, skin, nail vitamins that will assist but won't stop it entirely. It just needs to run its course.
Elle (mum to Charlie)
I've also heard about your hair falling out after pregnancy because it stops growing during pregnancy.
I lost loads of my hair also which stopped when my daughter was about 6mths old
LOL!! I am finding my long hair everywhere, bubs even has my hair on him - I'm off to buy some Garnier Fructis- cause it ain't as glossy as it used to be either! Oh, the joys of babies :D
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