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Doctor insights on: Hair Highlights And Breastfeeding

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Dr. John Landi
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Are there any natural/safe remedies for growing out your hair while breastfeeding?

Are there any natural/safe remedies for growing out your hair while breastfeeding?

No: Several months after you deliver, you will experience an increase in hair fallout. This is normal and is a hormonal effect. The variation in hair growth and fallout is overly synchronized by pregnancy. This will become more un-synchronized as time goes on and you will notice a decrease in noticeable hair loss. ...Read more

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Had baby 3 m ago. I am exclusively breastfeeding. Clumps of my hair keep falling out. Is this normal?

Had baby 3 m ago. I am exclusively breastfeeding. Clumps of my hair keep falling out. Is this normal?

Yes Self Limited: During pregnancy, there is an increase in the percentage of "growing" or anagen hair relative to the "resting" or telogen hair. This ratio is reversed in the puerperium. Telogen effluvium is the hair loss commonly noted one to five months after delivery. This is usually self-limited with restoration of normal hair patterns by 6 to 15 months after delivery. ...Read more

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Can you dye your hair if you're breastfeeding ?

Can you dye your hair if you're breastfeeding ?

Yes: Before coloring your hair check do allergy test to make it sure you are not allergic to this dye .The dye used for hair colouring act locally and has no general systematic action thus dye does not get excreted in breast milk ,so you can safely breast feed your baby . ...Read more

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Hi,i just want to ask if Hair rebond while breastfeeding.is it safe for my baby?

Hi,i just want to ask if 
Hair rebond while breastfeeding.is it safe for my baby?

Yes, safe if there..: is good ventillation. Essentially no chemical is absorbed through the scalp and into the blood stream, but there will be some fumes that may be irritating unless done in a well ventillated area. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old now and I am breastfeeding. Im planning to undergo hair rebonding, is it ok to my baby? If not, when it would be possible?

My baby is 3 weeks old now and I am breastfeeding. Im planning to undergo hair rebonding, is it ok to my baby? If not, when it would be possible?

Wait: If there are chemicals involved, they can get into your ody and then the milk and can affect the baby. Wait to do the hair rebonding....At least 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dye your hair while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to dye your hair while breastfeeding?

Probably: The absorption of the chemicals through your skin into the bloodstream is minimal so chances are none will be in breastmilk. Make sure you wash your hands well after dye job done and you have fully washed the chemicals out of your hair before cuddling with your baby. http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/949.aspx?CategoryID=54#close ...Read more