Many women experiencing hair loss after child birth believe it may be caused by breastfeeding. While postpartum hair loss is completely normal and most likely temporary, it is not caused by breastfeeding. Usually, around 90% of your hair is in the growth phase at any given time, while the rest are in the resting phase. Hormonal changes due to the pregnancy, however, may stimulate an increased amount of hairs to enter the resting phase. This usually begins around three months after child birth. If a larger portion of your hair follicles are in the resting phase than those that are in the growing phase, hair loss will most likely occur.
It is important to know that this postpartum hair loss is usually temporary, and should begin to grow back within 6 to 12 months after birth once your body and hormones stabilize. If you are experiencing hair loss and think it may be caused by something else, or you are experiencing sudden, extreme hair loss, you should consult with your physician first. Once your doctor has ruled out any medical causes and determines that your hair loss is more genetic in nature, Bosley recommends that you come in for a free consultation with our medical professionals. Bosley has been the world leader in hair restoration since 1974 and more than 230,000 procedures under its belt. For more information about hair loss and hair restoration, visit www.Bosley.com.