I keep losing clumps of hair...

Samantha - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )

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They say it's normal after you give birth, but my son is now 4 months old... is it normal????

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Lesley - posted on 12/27/2012

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Heyy my baby is 7month and my hair is falling and fallin out ... Loads n loads of strands come out in the bath, and wen I brush. My hairs got so thin. Its relly strtin to upset me,its thining out at th sides, I'm glad I'm nt th only one. I'm so scrd. When will it stop? If it lasts up to 12month ill hav no bludy air left lol

Carly - posted on 07/25/2009

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I have the same problem so I baught this Shampoo called NIOXIN you can only buy it at a salon, it will run anywhere from $12-$15 for just the shampoo, now it will not make your hair grow, what it does is it opens up the pours in your scalp and makes NEW hair grow out... lol the fornt of my head looksl ike i shaved it and I have a little bit of peach fuzz... lol its better then when I was bolding in the front. lol I hope this works! it did for me!!!!

Natanya - posted on 07/24/2009

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I had this, too. I went to a naturopath/herbalist (who I have been seeing for years) and she put me on a cocktail of sorts to help build up my energy levels (I was exhausted ALL the time), more than I should have been and my immune system and a whole lot of other things. I feel really good and my hair is all growing back. I recommend going to see someone like that if you can.

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Christine - posted on 07/26/2009

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My daughter is 4 months old too and the same thing is happening to me. I swear I'm going to be bald by the time it is over!

Hayley - posted on 07/25/2009

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I've been loosing lots of hair, think its due to stress though and breastfeeding?? I take vitamins

Amanda - posted on 07/25/2009

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It's ok....you get alot of hair while you are pregnant and after the baby is born it takes a while to go back to the way it was before....it took me 6 months.

Fiona - posted on 07/25/2009

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Hi Samantha, my daughter is five months old and my hair is still shedding heaps, I'm actually getting kinda thin particularly around the hairline at the front and worry that I might go bald! Actually, I was told by my hairdresser before giving birth to expect this...I have been told that reasons may be that all your vitamins, minerals etc are directed towards nurturing your baby around the time of birth and not to your hair and nails, skin as would normally be the case (why skin gets drier too) or alternatively that your hair doesn't shed whilst pregnant and therefore does so to a higher degree once pregnancy is over. Regards, Fiona

Erin - posted on 07/23/2009

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my daughter is almost 5months old and My hair does it to...I had to get some draino for my sink.lol I think it is because of the hormone change during pregnancy

Dewi - posted on 07/23/2009

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hi, sam..it happens to me too. Even I had stop breastfeed for nearly 3 weeks now...some of my friends said coz our body still adjusting to be back to normal as before.

Tina - posted on 07/23/2009

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I'm so glad to see a post about this! I was starting to think something was wrong as my baby is almost 5 months and I've been losing hair like crazy! The worst is right after a shower....however, this is normal and will eventually go away. The advice I have is the same as many of the others....if you normally have longer hair, cut it shorter for now, and as it grows back, your re-growth will have more time to catch up!

Jodie - posted on 07/23/2009

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I have had it happen to me after both of my babies, it is horrible. I have lost some at the hair line so I feel that it really notices. My baby is 9 months old now and it is just starting to grow back.

Kristie - posted on 07/23/2009

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I lost hair until my daughter was 6 months, but with my son it only lasted a few weeks. I think it had alot to do with the prenatal vitamins- stopped taking them after I had my daughter/didn't with my son.

Kelly - posted on 07/23/2009

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It is normal!! I have a 3yr old, a 2 yr old and a 9 month old... haven't stopped losing my hair since the first one was born!! Research says that it will stop within 1 year after you stop breastfeeding or about a year after birth!!!

Jennifer - posted on 07/23/2009

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Hi Samantha
I am a hairdresser, and I thought I could give some insight. For most of your pregnancy you may have noticed that you didn't lose that much hair. After you give birth your hormones go a little crazy ( as you may already know LOL ). By the time your baby is 2 1/2 to 3 months or if you have started to ween off breastfeeding your hair will start to fall out. Some moms notice more hair fall out than others. It is perfectly normal. It should start to grow back quite quickly.

Whitney - posted on 07/23/2009

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Yes!!! I'm finally starting to grow back in the bald spots I had and my baby is almost 9 months.

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I lost tons of hair after the birth of my daughter for almost a year post pregnancy.... it's horrible but normal. I found that keeping my hair cut and well conditioned seemed to help. I also found that after the birth of my son I didn't lose nearly as much hair.

Naomi - posted on 07/22/2009

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i was told by a midwife when u r pregnant u hair volume doubles (in amounts) all u r losing now is the hair you gained during pregnancy.dont worry u not going bald.and on top off this u apparently lose around 200 hairs aday

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My hair is manically falling out all over the place and Neave is just a week shy of 5 months old. It started about 6 weeks ago and i have had all my hair cut off twice right down to a short bob to try and make the problem better but its not had any effect.
Its driving me nutty, everywhere i look there are hairs, on my pillow, in the bath, they fall out while i am cooking, doing the washing up and it truly is frustrating pulling them out of your babies mouth every 10 mins!
Luisa
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Jayme - posted on 07/22/2009

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Oh yea! My little one is 7 1/2 months and I am still losing more then ever. I had to do bangs to hide the loss. It works and it is cheaper then Botox, LMAO. It will grow back. This is my 3rd child and it is more severe then it was with the first two.

KAREENA - posted on 07/22/2009

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I also started losing hair drastically after my kids but it started normalising after 4 months. I breastfed also so I think this added 2 it. but I have such thick hair I was a bit grateful.

Avi - posted on 07/22/2009

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I didn't lose as much hair when I was pregnant compared to usual, then I lost heaps after my baby was born. He is 7 months now. I started loosing less from maybe 2 months ago. So it'll slow down!

Kylie - posted on 07/21/2009

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My baby boy is 7 months and i cut my hair bout a month ago because it was falling out so bad, it is still falling out now and still driving me bonkers.

Ayshe - posted on 07/21/2009

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yeah its normal and its goes for about 2-3 months it does however grow back(slowly) it happened with both my kids i hated it especialy coz i also have long hair

Christy - posted on 07/21/2009

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I didn't stop losing hair until I got pregnant again...granted my daughter was 6 months but it's just the drastic change in hormones and your body has to get back to normal which can take quite a while. Don't worry about it though!

Brandie - posted on 07/21/2009

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HI! With my first daughter my hair started to fall out the most when she was 6 months. It took about a year for it to go back to normal. This is very normal. It's due to the sudden loss of hormones in your body.

Gabi - posted on 07/21/2009

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My son turned 5 months old yesterday, and I am STILL losing handfulls every time I shower! Thank goodness for thick hair! It's just your hormones getting back into wack...I've been told that it takes an entire year for your body to get completely back to normal after having a baby. Hormones and everything...I wouldn't worry about it too much. Hope this helps!

Youa - posted on 07/21/2009

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It is normal - my son is 9 months now and I periodically lose some hair now but I'd say a few months ago was worse when I touched my hair it would fall out but now its a bit better! It will get better in due time. Hang in there.

Jennifer - posted on 07/21/2009

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My son is now 8months & the hair I lost is now starting to grow back.. I'm not sure which is worse! Losing tons of hair OR the little short new hairs starting to grow back :) But it is very normal, scary, but normal!

Michelle - posted on 07/21/2009

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My daughter is 7 months old and it's still happening to me as well! At least I know I'm not the only one!!

Rayna - posted on 07/21/2009

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My daughter is 13 months old and I was still losing hair like that until she was almost 8 months old. It's VERY frustrating but keep taking your prenatal vitamins as long as you can - it will help.

Jennifer - posted on 07/20/2009

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My son is also 4 months old and I am going through the same thing. I talked to my hairdresser about it the other day and she said it occurs because during pregnancy we do not shed hair, so about 3 months after birth we lose 9 months worth. Is completley normal, and her advice to me was to cut my hair slightly shorter than normal (I have long hair) so that it does not look too thin until my new re-growth catches up. Hope this helps

Lisa - posted on 07/20/2009

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great, so now, after child # 4, I will be bald and my body is shot to heck...

Sarah - posted on 07/20/2009

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If you are not still taking prenatal vits. try taking them. Hair loss is normal because of the hormones changing in your body, but it can also be due to lack of certain vits. in your diet. Often times you are not eating well (or at all) with a newborn and if you are nursing your body is using even more.

Linda - posted on 07/20/2009

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omg me too i hear its normal though but i hate it LOL hopefully it will go back to normal and not fall out as much

Meaghan - posted on 07/20/2009

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I am having the same problem, and I called my midwife today and she said that it was very normal. I never had this happen with my first baby but this time around I will be lucky if I have any hair left! :-) Hang in there i hear that it does come back. I googled it and it made me feel so much better to hear about all the other moms out there that had the same thing happen to them.

Aurtrea - posted on 07/20/2009

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I also have a 4 month old daughter and I cut my hair because it was falling out so bad. Thought it was just me! So I guess it is normal!

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Same here.....my son is also 4 months!!! The word is that this is very normal, and can last up to a year after giving birth. If you are nursing you tend to loose more.

Sheila - posted on 07/20/2009

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I'm still losing hair, and my babies are 7 1/2 months old. I don't know any solutions either.

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