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Paula - April 10

My baby is 5 1/2 mths old and my question is????? Is it normal to have hair loss..... I have been loosing my hair for the past month? Should I be concerned? How long can this last? Thanks alot

 

A - April 14

I've heard that this is very normal, and it definitely happened to my best friend. Unfortunately, I can't remember for how long it lasted.

 

Ela - May 11

I have been having the same problem. My daughter is 8 months and i have been shedding for at least a month now. Thats why I searched this topic.

 

D - June 20

By baby is 3 months old and I've been b___stfeeding but my hair has begun to fall out more than usual. I have read on the internet that it can last for up to a year. It will grow back, so I'm not worried for myself. According to http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/hairloss.html the most common period of hair loss related to pregnancy occurs approximately three months after delivery. The rise in hormones during pregnancy, keeps hair that would have normally fallen out. After delivery, the hormones return to normal levels, which allows the hair to fall out and return to the normal cycle. Unfortunately, the normal hair loss that had been delayed because of pregnancy tends to all fall out at the same time which explains why it looks like a lot. Try to keep in mind the following info from american pregnancy.org Avoid pigtails, cornrows, hair weaves, braids and tight hair rollers which can pull and stress your hair. Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, which contain flavonoids, many of which are antioxidants that may provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth. Use shampoos and conditioners that contain biotin and silica. Hair is fragile when it is wet, so be gentle; avoid fine tooth combs If you need to use b__w dryers and other heated hair instruments, try to use the cooler, lower settings. Supplement your diet with the following nutrients: Vitamin B complex Biotin Inositol Vitamin C with bioflavonoids Coenzyme Q10 Vitamin E Zinc Horsetail Pygeum and Saw Palmetto Last Up Hope this info helps

 

shandana - July 22

i am 3 months pregnant. and iv been losing alot of hair lately... is that normal????

 

d - August 8

Yes its normal the doctor tells me and to wait for new ones to grow. Family tells me I should cut my hair shorter. I read an article recently to check blood level of mercury which is another cause for a lot of hair loss. Hope this helps.

 

Julie - August 9

Yes it is normal. I would continue taking prenatal vitamins it will help.

 

Ela - August 9

I stopped shedding about a month ago, so my hair was falling out for 2 months. I spoke to a dermatologist and he said that when something traumatic (not necessarily negative) your hair does tend to fall out. And during pregnancy your body holds on to everything and then after the child is born it tends to shed what should have fallen out plus the amount that usually falls out. Boy am I glad that is over with.

 

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