Que: My baby is now 2 months old, but hair is falling like crazy and the texture has become extremely rough. Is this normal? Could this be because of breastfeeding or is there some sort of deficiency in my body? Will this lead to any kind of problems for my baby?

Ans: Hair loss post pregnancy is quite common and happens because there is a withdrawal of the female hormones, progesterone and oestrogen. The condition is also known as telogen effluvium post-partum. You will start noticing that your hair is coming back to normal in another 4 to 5 months and within a year, your hair will be back to being completely healthy. However, it is important that you keep a constant check on your iron levels and eat really healthy food, including plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. As for your baby, as long as you eat healthy and stay in a positive frame of mind, there should be no problem.

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