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Hair loss and weaning



I have been weaning my twins for the last month. They are almost 4 years old. They are down to 1 or 2 feedings a day. For about two weeks my hair has been falling out like crazy. Everytime I run my fingers through it 10 to 20 strands fall out. Could the hair loss be related to weaning?


Hair loss may occur with weaning due to changes in the pituitary and thyroid function. If this continues for more than a month you need to see your health care provider.

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Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati