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Hi all,<br>
I hope this question belongs here...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My hair has been falling out post partum for over a month now, how long does this usually continue?? (I'm developing a bald spot already!) I had Dd almost 4 months ago.
 

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mine started falling out about two months after our son's birth and continued for at least two months if not longer. it was disconcerting, but it did finally slow down to the usual pace of hair loss (a few strands during washing day every 3-4 days). go for a good haircut to make you feel renewed.<br><br>
warmly,<br>
claudia
 

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I'm not sure that you should be developing a bald spot with normal post-partum hair loss. I know that I lost an excessive amount of hair due to a post-partum thyroid condition. Your hair isn't by any chance greying prematurely?
 

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Yep, mine started falling out at exactly 4 months pp with all my babies, and with my last one, my hair has just recently stopped its mass exodus. I haven't ended up bald, yet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Count me in the shedding group! I EBF my ds and my hair fell out from about 4-6 months postpartum. It finally went back to normal and stopped coming out at such a high rate and also started regrowth.<br><br>
If it's any consolation, I have a Boxer dog that had puppies recently, and she practically went bald! Her hair is just now starting to grow back after 3 months. The vet said it was from nursing the pups. I suspect in us humans it's probably hormonal.<br><br>
Maybe we should conduct an informal survey and see if any formula feeding Moms also lost their hair?
 

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handfuls and handfuls of my hair was coming out.you can take biotin to help with it.it comes in a pill form.it's safe while breastfeeding.it's actually in foods like oatmeal.
 

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OMG am I ever shedding. I shed alot naturally (i have super thick and obnoxious hair), but i'm talking HANDFULS right now. DH goes around behind me picking them up. I'm now udnerstanding why so many moms cut off all their hair after baby is born... less obvious on the floor if its short.
 

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Another hair-losing Mama, checking in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
With DD#1, it began pretty much right after her birth. At my 5 month PP check-up (yah, I'm really prompt.. :LOL) my family doc said that it was hormonal, and would likely stop when DD weaned.... um, little did she know that I planned on child-led weaning, and that at 34 months DD is STILL nursing!<br>
(it did stop, though... sometime around 8-9 months, I think?)<br><br>
Now I have another beautiful daughter. This time the hair loss started at about 2months PP ~ I'd even thought that maybe I'd escaped it this time!<br><br>
Like the above poster, I also have very thick hair so it's almost a bonus for me. I am in great need of a haircut though, and I remember last time that seemed to help a bit with the shedding. Between having no time to get a haircut, and frankly feeling a bit embarrassed at the sorry state of my hair, I don't know how soon that's going to happen!
 

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:LOL DH calls this the "Mommy haircut"! He's asked me not to cut my hair short (its shoulder length now), but the result is lots of hair on the floor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
My hair is falling out I guess evenly all around, but near my temples, I've noticed my hairline is sort of receiding and really thining out. I used to wear my hair in a pony tail, and its obvious. I have to change my hairstyle now to cover it up.
 

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Oh yeah, it would be interesting to have a survey of this, but I don't know how to start one. Can someone else do it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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This thread is sooo reassuring. I am losing hair by the handfuls and have bald spots as well! DH keeps saying things like "maybe you have a disease or something, you'd better get it checked out!" :LOL<br><br>
I did not lose this much with my other 2 dd's - for the survey 1 was EBF and 1 was BF + FF for 5 months then EFF - I did lose some with both of them though (no bald spots).
 

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I had a hait cut when ds was 6 months old and the stylist said it takes 2 years for your hair to get back to normal! DS is 10.5 and I still have some loss but not as much as I did. I think It may also be because I went to a darker hair color for less maintinence <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Count me in. I have a ton of long hair and about 100 come out during every shower! i seriously need a haircut too as i have resorted to constantly tying it back in an extremely boring "mommytail". :LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i seriously need a haircut too as i have resorted to constantly tying it back in an extremely boring "mommytail". :LOL</div>
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ooo i have the mammabun.not any better.
 

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I've been shedding for about a month now, pretty thickly. I do have thyroid issues and I'm starting to get paranoid about it. Seems like it's within the realm of normal, though.
 

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Shedding here too<br><br>
DH calls me a hairy beast :LOL<br><br>
With me & our dog, our floors are covered<br><br>
Ethan is 4.5 months old...........hoping it will stop soon & start to grow back
 

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Yep, this is completely normal, and one of the things no one ever tells you about. When this began to happen after the birth of my first child, I thought something was horribly wrong with my health.
 

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I've been shedding since 4 months. This childbirth educator that I know said it's because your hair stops falling out/shedding when you're pregnant. Then, around 4 months postpardom, the overgrowth starts to come out. It's supposed to continue for a few months.<br><br>
My hair dresser said that if you're breastfeeding, the shedding last longer.
 
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