A 28-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while breastfeeding? coz my hair is falling out crazy even though i'm taking my prenatal and iron everyday...

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Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Pregnancy hair loss: It is normal to hair shedding starting about 3-4 months after delivery. The shedding may be quite dramatic and scary, but it is just your hair returning to its regular state. Shedding stops after a few months. If shedding is severe, you may need to be tested for iron levels and thyroid function which can also cause hair shedding.
Answered on Jun 4, 2019
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