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Q:

Hi i have a 2 month old baby. He has cradle cap and he is having lot of hairfall recently. I am giving my baby formula and breast milk both. I have autoimmune diseases. I had alopecia areata and hypothyroidism. Is he having hairfall becz of my antibodies? I m confused becz i dont knw my breast milk is harming him or not.. 😨 Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa



Neha Agarwal

Let's wait for Dr to revert.

Payal G

While i am not sure about the autoimmune disease part.. but hairfall and cradle cap are very common in infants .my son too had cradle cap and hairfall both. Doctor prescribed hh sone cream to be applied at night and some anti allergic drops. He was fine after 20 days

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hi anon..
No hairfall is not because of you.. it is quiet common in babies to have hairfall.. no need to worry.. also have a word with paedeatrician..

ritu singhal

Hey Anon,autoimmune diseases wont effect your bm. It will only help, as your body produces antibodies to fight against the disease and those antibodies are passed thru bm,not the disease. Autoimmune happens when the cells stop differentiating between whats its own and whats alien and attack them. It has nothing to do with bm. So many diseases are auto immune,even diabetes is autoimmune..so just relax and keep feeding.

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