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    Default Post-partum hair loss and cervical mucus

    Hi all,
    My baby is 20 weeks' old today and she is exclusively breastfed. Just the past week, I have noticed the beginning of postpartum hair loss. I thought I was so 'lucky' not to have it. Just before, I hardly lost any hair but now I notice it in the shower, on the floor and even on my baby's cot mattress! I have been rather dry down there too but now I have CM ... it feels wet and a little thick.
    Does anyone know if this means my breastmilk is becoming less like a friend told me? I'm unsure. Baby just went from 6 feeds a day to 5 feeds...
    Thank you in advance.

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    I lost a huge amount (2/3!) of hair at 4-5 months pp. It didn't affect my milk supply or my cm from memory.

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    I can only speak for myself - my hair loss went from about 12 weeks to about 20 weeks. I had issues with oversupply until about 16 weeks, and still sometimes have issues (DS is 10 months). He hasn't run out of milk yet.

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    I had hair loss at about 4 months and didn't notice any decrease in my milk supply. I had another huge amount of hair loss at 13 months pp when I'd already finished breastfeeding.

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    I've never had hair loss and no supply issues either.

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    I had hair loss a lot after births and strict diets it usually takes a few months to show up. It from a lack of iron from memory. It never affected my milk supply at all.

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    Thanks all. Good to know my breastmilk supply will not be affected.
    I wonder if it's a sign that Aunty Flo is returning ...

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    Still no AF here. But everyone is different. I wouldn't be surprised if my iron levels are low though.

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    My af didn't turn up until 10 months pp.

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    I didn't breast feed and I had hair loss a few months later.


 

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