While I was giving my 3 week old son a bath early this morning, I notice some hair on his white baby soap. At first I thought they were from our dogs or cats since we have lots of pets at home, but my husband notice also that our son is losing some of his hair on his forehead. It was alarming to a first time parents like us so I made a research about it by googling it and glad it was nothing serious.
They say that it is normal for newborn babies on their first months to loss their hair and it is what they call telogen effluvium. The cause of this hair loss is due to hormonal change of levels that drops for babies’ right after their birth.
Some mom or most new moms experience the same condition for the same reason of hormonal change. You may also notice that the replacement of your baby’s hair is different than the first one that outgrew especially for natural colored countries like blondes or brunettes.
Some hair loss may have a different cause like if you notice some bald patches on your babies head. This may be because of the way he sits and/or sleeps in the same position.
If you notice excessive hair loss and your baby is more than 6 months or so, you may need to consult your baby’s paediatrician.
Right after giving birth under caesarean section delivery, there was a continuous flow of bleeding which is like my monthly menstruation but on a heavy level that I have experienced. Then I learned that it is what they call Lochia which is a postpartum bleeding. This is just one of the postpartum symptoms you will experience after 40 weeks or so of pregnancy aches and pains.
Lochia is made up of leftover blood from your uterus and also includes mucus, tissue that also came from your placenta. Expect this kind of heavy bleeding to 4-5 days after giving birth then it will taper off like a regular period turning it from red to pink then to brownish to yellow for some 3-4 weeks. For extremely heavy bleeding that lasts for more than a week, it may be time to consult a physician.
For heavy kind of bleeding, it is advisable to use adult diaper instead of regular napkins. Tampons are not suggested since this might cause some bacterial infection that may enter to your uterus.