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zmo 05-01-2012 10:51 PM

Hair loss
 
I am just wondering what is "normal" I don't have EXCESSIVE amounts I'm losing or anything. My hairdresser said BFing and hormones effect it and that is why I seem to be shedding more.

keen1981 05-01-2012 10:59 PM

It's not breastfeeding, it's postpartum . You dump hormones and lose hair. Happens to the best of us!

zmo 05-02-2012 12:22 AM

Re: Hair loss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by keen1981 (Post 15035363)
It's not breastfeeding, it's postpartum . You dump hormones and lose hair. Happens to the best of us!

I am not too worried about it, like I said it's not excessive...but DD is almost 14 months. How long am I "postpartum"?

dncegrl 05-02-2012 12:36 AM

Re: Hair loss
 
I started to lose hair when my lo was 5 months old. And it has lightened up now. He is 7 months old. So it seems to affect people at different times.

ChocoChoco 05-02-2012 02:22 AM

I started at 6 mo pp and still going at 10! Not loving it...

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tibeca 05-02-2012 07:31 AM

Re: Hair loss
 
If PP hair loss lasts longer than a few months, you should get your thyroid levels checked. Hair loss is a sign of hypothryoidism (very common in pp moms)

mamamisa 05-02-2012 08:43 AM

Re: Hair loss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tibeca (Post 15036072)
If PP hair loss lasts longer than a few months, you should get your thyroid levels checked. Hair loss is a sign of hypothryoidism (very common in pp moms)

^ This. BUT that said, I started to really notice it around 4 months pp and it didn't seem to slow down until L was over a year.

zmo 05-02-2012 08:54 AM

Re: Hair loss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tibeca (Post 15036072)
If PP hair loss lasts longer than a few months, you should get your thyroid levels checked. Hair loss is a sign of hypothryoidism (very common in pp moms)

Wow! Thanks for this mama, I think I will ask my ob/gyn next month at my annual. We just moved out of state so I haven't established primary care for me yet.


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