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What treatment can I use to stop hair loss while breastfeeding?
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Hairloss postbaby
Losing hair after the birth of a baby is normal.
During pregnancy hair spends a longer time in the growth phase of the hair cycle. Your hair may appear to get thicker during the pregnancy because you aren't losing as much as normal. After, it returns to the normal cycle so it seems like all of your hair is falling out. This happens even if not nursing. Give it time and all will be normal again.

In brief: Hairloss postbaby
Losing hair after the birth of a baby is normal.
During pregnancy hair spends a longer time in the growth phase of the hair cycle. Your hair may appear to get thicker during the pregnancy because you aren't losing as much as normal. After, it returns to the normal cycle so it seems like all of your hair is falling out. This happens even if not nursing. Give it time and all will be normal again.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Abnormal hair loss starts with at least 100 hairs daily. Below 100 it is considered to be normal.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Patience
Your hair is always in one of three phases - growing, resting, or falling out.
Many hairs can become synchronized when there is a big change in hormones, such as becoming pregnant, delivery, and/or breastfeeding. If your hair is synchronized to the telogen phase, you wil notice an increased hair loss. Be patient, your hair will stop falling out eventually. You are normal and you won't go bald.

In brief: Patience
Your hair is always in one of three phases - growing, resting, or falling out.
Many hairs can become synchronized when there is a big change in hormones, such as becoming pregnant, delivery, and/or breastfeeding. If your hair is synchronized to the telogen phase, you wil notice an increased hair loss. Be patient, your hair will stop falling out eventually. You are normal and you won't go bald.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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