is breastfeeding make you lose your hair?

Tutu - posted on 06/25/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have a 3-month breastfeeding son and after his birth I start noticing my hair is coming out like a lot when I comb it. First I ignored it but when the time passes it keeps getting worst. This is my first baby and I don’t know what to expect I am very worried so mentioned my situation to my friends. They told me breastfeeding is the reason why I am losing my hair. Please moms if you have similar experience or any knowledge relating this matter am Eager to hear.

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Amy - posted on 06/25/2012

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No breastfeeding is not the reason for losing your hair, pregnancy is the reason your losing your hair. It's very normal, I lost a ton of hair but my hair is very thick so I was never concerned that I would be bald. The link below explains it all!

http://www.babycenter.com/0_postpartum-h...

Claire - posted on 06/27/2012

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When you are pregnant, you tend to lose a lot less hair on a daily basis, so you have an excess of hair, after you have the baby it seems like your losing a ton of hair, but it all evens out to what it is supposed to be. We are supposed to lose like 100 strands of hair a day, i swear when I was pregnant it was probably 5. LOL Then after like 300 and now its back to normal

Melissa - posted on 06/27/2012

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It is the changing hormones from pregnancy not the breastfeeding, it happens even if someone is not breastfeeding.

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Melissa - posted on 07/08/2012

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It will stop soon, and because of your hormones from pregnancy and breastfeeding new grows in really fast.

Tutu - posted on 07/08/2012

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thank you all for sharing your experiences . i feel so clam and relax now after i read your posts that t breastfeeding is not the cause for losing my hair . i hope my hair will stop falling out soon otherwise am gonna be bald.

April - posted on 07/03/2012

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As a registered cosmetologist, I can confirm for you what all of the above ladies have said. Don't worry about it, it won't last forever, and it is definately NOT the breastfeeding!

Beth - posted on 06/28/2012

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It's not the breastfeeding, it's just post partum hormone changes. It's pretty common. It happened to me, and eventually it stopped falling out.

Karen - posted on 06/26/2012

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Yep its the pregnancy/birth, not the breastfeeding. Don't worry it does slow down, my daughter is now 8mths and my hair isn't falling out as as much now.

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