Thanks everyone I feel much better. I will just wait it out.
Hello K. E, My son will be 12 months on the 18th of May and I can still see a light line left. I had the same thing with my first son 8 years ago. If I remember correctly, it took a good year or year and 1/2 for mine to totally disappear. Don't worry. It will go away...
I am 10 months postpartum and I also still have a VERY faint line. My friends and I concluded that how long it lasts is due to how long you nurse and/or pregnancy hormones (it doesn't go RIGHT away even when you don't nurse), but my DD has been mostly weaned for 4 months and completely weaned for two now... Good luck, it'll be a while. ;)
I'm always amazed at how many people don't know this...including medical professionals...the linea negra has something to do with B vitamins. I had a profound linea negra with my first child. It had barely gone away when I got pregnant again. Halfway through my 2nd pregnancy I was told by a friend to eat several slices of 100% whole grain bread every day. The line went away within a couple of days (while I was still pregnant!). I have had 5 babies now with no linea negra. Every time I see it starting, I just eat more bread (has to be 100% whole wheat as far as I know...this seems to work better than trying a vitamin pill). I have never had a problem with it again!
I don't remember how long it took to go away after my first child, but it didn't seem like that long. But after my second child it took for ever!! I know it was well over 6 months after him for it to be faded but still there!! Don't ask me why it takes so long cause I have no clue!
Hi, Never fear your not alone. When my 3 year old was born I wondered the very same thing, will it disappear already gosh. Now here we are soon to be four years later and viola, it's gone! Just don't ask when it finally did cause I can't even remember.
Like everyone said it is caused by hormones and will eventually fade. Typically the darker featured you are the worse it is and will take a little longer to fade. Moisturizing could help so do try that and good luck.