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Thursday, April 2, 2015
I have been feeding my daughter now for five months and heaps of my hair is falling out every day. This happened when I brestfed my son as well is it due to diet or hormones?
This is not related to breastfeeding, but more to the end of the pregnancy.
It happens whether you breastfeed or not
Your hair will re-grow.
Be sure your thyroid function is normal, as this sometimes falls after a pregnancy.
Your diet should include a multivitamin and plenty of protein anytime you are breastfeeding.
A healthy diet also will help your hair to return to a normal and healthy amount.
Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati