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    Default Nails after birth

    Hi ladies,

    I wasn't quite sure which area to post hence in the general area.

    So I had my second Bub in July. Since then, my nails have been super fragile. They break easy and bend back (which hurts so much!). Is this common? Is there something I should be doing? This didn't happen after my first.

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    Has not happened to me but I would be thinking maybe a mineral deficiency?
    Did you BF? Pregnancy & BF can really deplete your iron, calcium, magnesium etc. especially second and third pregnancies as the body can have a hard time building back up between babies.
    Maybe a calcium and magnesium supplement to start and think about checking in with your GP for some general blood tests - iron, thyroid etc all the usual suspects.

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    I did bf but stopped at 5 months. I thought it might have been calcium but the others make sense too. Thanks!

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    I found my nails were much more brittle after each pregnancy and my hair constantly shedding (more so than the norm) so I upped my intake of zinc, and took some magnesium and that definitely helped.

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    Thanks! My hair has been falling out too but that was the same after my first. It has slowed thankfully!! But I think I might need to take some more vitamins!!!


 

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