Hair Loss and dry skin while breastfeeding (baby with slight eczema too :( )

Katie - posted on 03/01/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies im new here...
I came across this site from google.
I have 3 kids and to be honest this has been the hardest from pregnancy to breastfeeding :(
my bubba has mild eczema just behind her ears i would say on her neck (its not behind her ear in the fold)
that is the only place she has it
I have dry skin on my face and also have had severe hair loss (shedding).
i have been exclusively breastfeeding for 5 months now and love it i have battled thrush naturally over and over again. ( all my kids i exclusively breastfed until over a year)

I do not intend on giving up breast meals so that is not a option as i do know hormones and stress cause hair loss but my hair is really dry too.
I want to know of any natural products other then the olive oil tricks at home and coconut oil wraps...
something quick and simple throw in my hair and take care from root to tip.
Im looking into a few items but dont want to mention them as i would like to see if others mention them too

please feel free to be weird in suggestions.
I have tried egg, mayonaise, oils, onion water, honey water... but i need something for my dry lifeless hair that WORKS>>>
thanks in advance ladies

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Katie - posted on 03/04/2014

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Soooo...
I have ordered aveeno from eBay
I also got some oats and made a home recipe for her it helped alot already.
I also came across a hair oin for hair loss and health it's natural too thought I'd mention it for anyone else who stumbles across this with the same problem
It has Indian hemp cumin,cedar,myrtle,thyme castor oil and some other oils.
From what I read it has all the good stuff for hair growth and loss...
Cumin oil is meant to be really good
This way I can oil my hair and braid it and leave it :)
It's from a company called Anaqah Beauty products I never heard of them but they have stuff for hair from Morocco and have really good feedback about their stuff only negative I saw was on postage... So I will definitely let you know how it goes if my hair grows or not and all that
I also got their hair growth cream it has shea butter and heaps of good hair oils. I figured it has all natural ingredients and it will stop breakage

If my hair is falling out but growing faster then atleast the new hairs will fill back in faster too....
Hoping
Anyone else who has tried.or heard of this Anaqah products or anything else please let me know
My search is not over until I find something that works ;)

Katie - posted on 03/02/2014

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Do you mean feed myself or bubba?
I chose not to substitute until they start to get hungry for more and my milk isn't enough
I tried colief for the first 2 months but stopped it as it was very.hard.work for little change so I felt like the tiredness it caused me wasn't worth it and she didn't get any eczema until now granted it's slight and she itches by rubbing the back of her head on her blanket or anything she rests against :(
I may need to get some aveeno.
Do they sell on ebay?
Is it the company that has olive oil shampoo?
Sorry for asking so much

Nnedi - posted on 03/02/2014

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My first son had a very bad eczema.... So bad that he would react to anything that wasn't cotton. I used every thing..... But finally some one recommended aveeno oat oil cream. The improvement was almost immediate.. And it has not returned since! I went along to use it when i had my second son and he didn't have eczema. So i would say it worked... Oh and don't forget to feed properly. Fruits and vegetables with correct portions of meat and oily fish. Avoid foods with additives.. I find they tend to flare up eczema.

Katie - posted on 03/02/2014

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Thanks for the reply
I do braid my hair only when it's dry... Before I go to bed just one big braid so it doesn't tangle.
I use vinegar to wash my hair recently instead of shampoo it's made a huge difference :) but I have always used natural shampoos ( well as natural as possible)
I don't wash my hair every day though like I would shower but keep my hair up out of the water and wash it once every three days...
I have heard mixed things about aveeno is it really any good?
Hope to hear more from the ladies ;)

Nnedi - posted on 03/02/2014

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For my babies i used Aveeno cream by Johnson and Johnson. For my hair i use coconut oil and shampoo once a week. I condition every day with conditioner that contains proteins, oils and vitamins. Especially E. Daily i use leave-in conditioner.. Try to avoid shampoos that contain petroleum products, alcohols, parabens and sodium laurate sulphates, etc. If you are used to braiding your hair you might have to stop as the pressure pulls your hair thereby breaking them. If you must weave, do so when hair is moist like after conditioning

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