I am shedding a ton too. It happened with my first baby too when he was 3 or 4 months old, and got better by the time he was 6 months or so. I expect that it'll be the same this time. My curl might have gotten a little looser since having children, but not much. It looks like caca if I don't use products, but I think it's always been that way. Curls are so fickle.