Most women experience hair loss around three months after their child is born. This may occur due to the changes in the body hormones which occur during pregnancy, breast feeding and post pregnancy adaption. During pregnancy there is more Oestrogen (female hormone) being produced in the body. This is a hormone which causes the hair to thicken and grow. Many women are told that their hair is healthy and their skin is glowing during pregnancy, Oestrogen is the reason behind this positive side effect of pregnancy.
After birth this hormone slowly decreases and Progesterone (another female hormone) is used to produce breast milk. This change in hormone fluctuations can cause the hair to be shed.