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dungonenutz 2 kids; Rhode Island 1637 posts
14th Dec '12

Since I started breastfeeding my hair has been falling out at an alarming rate. I still take prenatals.

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14th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting jess m401:</b>" Since I started breastfeeding my hair has been falling out at an alarming rate. I still take prenatals."</blockquote>




So do you think it was due to bf? My hair has always been thick and full.

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
14th Dec '12

Completely normal. For a month after I stopped breastfeeding it looked like a hair salon on my floor. I was clogging up the bathtub drain weekly. It's not vitamins that made your hair thick and healthy, it's the hormones. The hormones subside to normal levels after weaning so your hair returns to it's pre-pregnancy state. I lost even more than I originally had because after the mass exodus of hair it started filling back in again. It's normal, don't worry about it.

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14th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Trousdale:</b>" Completely normal. For a month after I stopped breastfeeding it looked like a hair salon on my floor. ... [snip!] ... I originally had because after the mass exodus of hair it started filling back in again. It's normal, don't worry about it."</blockquote>




What can I do? Should I try a different shampoo? How long will this last is scary.

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
15th Dec '12

There's absolutely nothing you can do about it. Shampoos and conditioners don't help keep the roots attached to your head. My FIL is an OB and he says it'll stop on its own. You will probably continue to lose hair for a month or more and then some of the hair you lost may come back in. It seems like a lot, but our hair can gain almost 50% more hair/thickness while pregnant and lactating (I was horrified by the amount of hair I lost-I thought I was going to need a wig!). It will normalize, I assure you. :)



http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2007/09/20/1907941.htm

user banned California 8675 posts
15th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Trousdale:</b>" There's absolutely nothing you can do about it. Shampoos and conditioners don't help keep the roots attached ... [snip!] ... It will normalize, I assure you. :) http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2007/09/20/1907941.htm"</blockquote>




Yeah that is what I worry that I am going to go bald. Will it ever be thick again how it was?

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
16th Dec '12

Everybody is different. My hair returned to normal. I think most peoples do too. I think the people who say their hair never returned to normal may be comparing it to pregnancy hair and not the hair they had >1 year prior.

user banned California 8675 posts
16th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Trousdale:</b>" Everybody is different. My hair returned to normal. I think most peoples do too. I think the people who ... [snip!] ... who say their hair never returned to normal may be comparing it to pregnancy hair and not the hair they had >1 year prior."</blockquote>



Wdym and how long did it took for you hun? Jw

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
17th Dec '12
Quoting ***BGLICIOUS****:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Trousdale:</b>" Everybody is different. My hair returned ... [snip!] ... pregnancy hair and not the hair they had >1 year prior."</blockquote> Wdym and how long did it took for you hun? Jw"


LOL, I have no idea what that means. I don't know all the acronyms people use on here!

user banned California 8675 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Trousdale:</b>" LOL, I have no idea what that means. I don't know all the acronyms people use on here!"</blockquote>




Wdym is what do you mean?

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
18th Dec '12

Gotcha. I took my hair about 6 months to return to its pre-pregnancy state. This pregnancy it doesn't seem as thick so I hope that means not as much will fall out.

user banned California 8675 posts
18th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Trousdale:</b>" Gotcha. I took my hair about 6 months to return to its pre-pregnancy state. This pregnancy it doesn't seem as thick so I hope that means not as much will fall out."</blockquote>




Oh I see. Its just a scary feeling.