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Symptoms Of Hormonal Changes After Breastfeeding
I am 6 months postpartum and still exclusively breastfeeding. My hair is excessively falling out in chunks and it is bothersome to me. I've been told it is because of hormonal changes and bf.
What can I do or take (i.e. Vitamins) to alleviate?
It should pass: Hair growth has stages like a farmers crops.We usually have some hair starting a growth phase as a similar number hit their shed phase.Delivery has pushed much of your scalp to enter a shed phase at the same time.It happens with other stressors sometime too.I can't buy blaming Breast feeding. It is not a deficiency and supplements won't help. Most will see their scalp return to normal over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My legs have been hurting for 3 weeks. They ache all day long and get worse by end of day. I have a baby and am breastfeeding. Could it be hormonal?
I want to take Spironolactone for my hormonal acne, but am still breastfeeding (comfort nursing) my 10 month old daughter. Safe to take the Spiro?
Well balanced diet: No particular restriction. Light drinking is also allowed. Remain well hydrated. ...Read more
PUPPP: The main treatments for this condition are skin moisturizers or lubricants, steroid creams twice a day and antihistamines. The good news is that it only occurs with the first pregnancy and likely represents an allergic reaction to the stretch marks. It usually clears several weeks after delivery. Since your daughter is breast feeding, please have her discuss options with the gynecologist or nurse. Congratulations on your grandchild. Good luck with your daughters recovery. My daughter delivered a healthy baby boy two weeks ago in irvine. You certainly have a beautiful city. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal for areola to change over time when I'm breastfeeding! I've been nursing for 3 months and the circumstance is odd shaped now! Concern?
I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?
No: No. Not breast feeding. But after giving birth it can take a while for your HCG level (the pregnancy hormone measured in pregnancy tests) to return to 0. Taking a pregnancy test less than 8 weeks after giving birth is frequently positive. Check with your doctor if you are concerned. 2 blood tests two weeks apart can determine if HCG level is going up (pregnant) or down (non pregnant). ...Read more
Usually not: Usually there is no connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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