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A 20-year-old female asked:

when do boobs stop growing?

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Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Breast growth: Your breast will stop to grow once puberty is over by age 18-20. However, since breasts consist mostly of fat cells, although the number of fat cells won't increase after that, your breasts may get bigger if you gain weight, use birth control pills or get pregnant only because the fat cells get "fatter". Likewise, if you lose weight, your "boobs" can get smaller because the fat cells "shrink".
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast size is : likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding & possibly prior to your period. SOME Oral contraceptives may ^ breast size in SOME women, SOME OF THE TIME. Breast size often increases with weight gain. Thus - there is no specific time.

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At what age do your boobs stop growing?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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For most : Around 15 years of age plus or minus 3 years.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What should I do to make boobs stop growing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There really isn't a: Safe, healthy way to do this if you are a healthy woman.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I am 25 and my boobs will not stop growing. Is there any way to stop this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Breast size: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. If you are particularly concerned please d/w your doctor.
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Does smoking stop your boobs growing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Smoking is very: Unhealthy but I have not heard that it is associated with cessation of breast growth.
A 36-year-old member asked:

When do girl's boobs usually stop growing?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Breast growth: Breast growth can continue throughout life if you put on weight. In addition, growth usually occurs during pregnancy and after giving birth during lactation. Breast tissue contains a lot of fat, so if there is an increase in your overall calorie consumption and weight, expect them to enlarge. Post-menopause less growth occurs, but can still increase if significant weight gain.

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