Ever since my 5yo stopped nursing regularly about 6 months ago I have been experiencing hair loss. I have always had very thick hair but now it is thinning all over and it's becoming especially noticeable along my part line. I did not experience any major post-partum hair loss that I can recall (most certainly nothing like this). It's very disconcerting.
Is it possible that the hair loss is related to hormone fluctuation due to weaning? If so, how long might it last? What can be done to get it to stop?
I had my annual exam in September and the midwife rain a couple tests on my thyroid and iron and both came back fine. I'm not experiencing any other major/new symptoms, I'm in good health and my periods are regular. Should I be going back to the midwife for more tests to rule out other issues, such as nutritional deficiencies?
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!