Rama is a Holistic Nutritionist and Mama to 2. She resides in the Pacific NW and enjoys good food with great company, date nights with her husband and quality time with her Littles. "Eighty percent of our immunity lies in our gut. What we eat matters. When we focus on whole, unprocessed foods and begin to lessen our toxic load in all aspects of our life, we become nourished and we heal at the cellular level."
I couldn’t find the posts that explain what helped you through this, I would love to read about it if you have some tips! I’m not sure yet if I have a thyroid problem… I have an appointment at the end of the month with my doctor and I’m hoping to get some answers. Yet I’m hesitant, because I feel like they will either tell me I’m fine or put me on a bunch of meds… I would love some natural solutions. My biggest symptom is hair loss. Not the normal postpartum kind, (atleast I think) but my eyebrows and eyelashes are shedding like crazy and have not stopped since my last trimester of pregnancy. My baby is now five months old. I do sometimes feel a bit dazed/tired but I have lost all the baby weight easily. I feel like I’ve googled and researched so much and I really have not found answers. Do you think it could be postpartum thyroid problems? Or something else? Sorry for the long comment but I was so excited to see someone writing about this!
It totally could be, it could also be adrenals and both are interrelated, just make sure when you do get your thyroid labs drawn they run ALL of them including your anti-thyroid antibodies (thyroglobulin + thyroperoxidase). You can look up Chris Kresser, Hypothyroid Mom, Dr. Axe., Stop the Thyroid Madness to get the exact thyroid lab list you will need to have them run. Your TSH should be a 1-2 max, anything above that is not considered optimal, even though the docs will tell you it’s normal. You could also just be tired and depleted since baby and make sure you are eating plenty of paleo carbs, so you don’t go too under that can also cause fatigue and hair loss as well. Eat lots of sweet potatoes, squash and the like. I even did bone broth rice (recipe on my blog) to make sure I got enough carbs while nursing. I obviously don’t have the full picture here, but if you’d like a full assessment and for me to do an intake on you, that is always an option as I do take clients. But, get the proper lab work done and then you can go from there! Hang in there, postpartum times aren’t always easy!!
I am going through the same exact issue and was wondering what Essential oils you used as some are not safe for breastfeeding, and that is my conundrum. If you could please let me know I would appreciate it!
I should also add that I am 20 years old, and live a healthy active lifestyle. I have been eating a paleo diet for two months now and am still on prenatals as well as a couple other additional supplements.
I just went in to see my chiropractor and like you I have been feeling the same things. My Mom actually has some thyroid issues, so here I am feeling the effects of heredity. But I have lab work coming in a few days and I feel relieved that this *hopefully* fingers-crossed is post-partum related. My sweet bub is approaching 11 months and have noticed a decreased in breastmilk output. My hair was falling out and I felt mentally worn out. The brain fog!! Oh boy! I will be reading more! The other thing is I am vegetarian but became limited to what I can eat because of LO’s wheat and dairy-related eczema. So I thought, well I’m not eating enough so maybe that’s why I’m not making enough milk! Thanks a Million for the Goat’s milk DIY formula. My older son has been drinking goat’s milk shortly after his 1st birthday- Mama’s choice- and is fine. Again… your blog is heaven-sent!!
Thank you Marsha! I need to write a follow-up! Low thyroid is the worst, I hope you feel better soon and ask for Nature-throid if they want to put you on anything.