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I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has budding breasts. Can you tell me about it?

I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has budding breasts. Can you tell me about it?

Relax, you have time: Breast budding is an early sign of puberty & actually may occur in ~1/3 males as well as females. It may start on one side months before the other & in general starts the clock on menses for ~2 -2.5 yr down the road. Range from bud to adult appeance~ 3-5yr some have discomfort with the process (stretch fibers) most don't. ...Read more

Breast Buds (Definition)

Breast bud is associated with Tanner stage 2 breast development = thelarche = early development of ...Read more


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Why do some of my daughter's breast buds appear swollen?

Buds: Some? There should be only two, one behind each nipple area and the swollen look is normal for the early development phase. You can google tanner stages and see images typical of the stages so you know what to expect. ...Read more

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10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

Thelarche: Thelarche is the onset of secondary breast development, usually occurring at the beginning of puberty in girls. Thelarche is usually noticed as a firm, tender lump directly under the center of the nipple (papilla and areola). Thelarche is also referred to as a "breast bud", or your doctor may refer to tanner stage 2. ...Read more

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Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)

Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)

Sleep needs: A pubertal child should never get less than 9hr sleep/night & during a growth spurt may need more. After she hits her final height /stage she can get by on 8. The sighs you mention suggest she is entering a rapid growth phase. If she is getting good sleep & is still tired she needs an evaluation. Sluggishness at this age can be caused by a variety of issues. ...Read more

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My daughter develop breast buds and axillary hairs at age of 6.5years. Her estrogen, LH, FSH prolactin 17oh p and usg scan is normal pl suggest?

My daughter develop breast buds and axillary hairs at age of 6.5years. Her estrogen, LH, FSH prolactin 17oh p and usg scan is normal pl suggest?

Early budding: Your daughter may have a condition of premature telearchy. That means she is showing early signs of breast budding and ancillary hair but her estrogen, fish, and prolactin levels are normal see a pediatric endocrinologist for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12 she has pubic hair in her private area no underarm hair no discharge but she has had breast buds for a really long time?

My daughter is 12 she has pubic hair in her private area no underarm hair no discharge but she has had breast buds for a really long time?

Your question is?: I assume your question has to do with when to expect menses, as this is the most common one I get. Most girls will start 2-2.5 years after breast buds. A little light discharge in the months before starting is common. ...Read more

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My daughter has be really moody, she 10, and she has developed pubic hair, breast buds, what too do? Do B/c pills / hormonal pills, talk to who idk

My daughter has be really moody, she 10, and she has developed pubic hair, breast buds, what too do? Do B/c pills / hormonal pills, talk to who idk

Adolescent Medicine: Or her regular Pediatrician, behavior is typical, just bear with her, listen to her and more importantly be her friend, she will be fine ...Read more

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Hello my daughter is 50 days old my breast milk is not enough for her please tell me about best powder milk for her?

Hello my daughter is 50 days old my breast milk is not enough for her please tell me about best powder milk for her?

? growing?: Many confuse the willingness of a baby to feed more with their need to. A baby that is growing well, wetting diapers every 4-6 hours on breast milk alone generally does not need a supplement. The pleasure centers of the brain are stimulated by any mouthing/sucking of a baby and they will 24/7. Feeding as they wake, not when tired helps. If they are losing weight, any balanced supplement may work. ...Read more

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My daughter has bud in her breast for about 1 year. Its is mostly big. How long does it last? Hope is is not a big problem!

My daughter has bud in her breast for about 1 year. Its is mostly big. How long does it last? Hope is is not a big problem!

Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch ; one side may emerge weeks or months before the other and starts changes that can take 3-5 years to complete. Your pcp can confirm this process. ...Read more

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My five year old daughter a knot in her left side of her chest where her breast will be she said it hurts what could this be it's about quarter size.

My five year old daughter a knot in her left side of her chest where her breast will be she said it hurts what could this be it's about quarter size.

Not unusual: It is somewhat difficult to say without seeing it but children can have slight breast development, sometimes only one side. This is called premature thelarchy. There should not be any other signs of pubertal development such as hair in arm pit of vaginal area. May want to consult with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Breast buds. Dad question wearing bra at 8. What can I tell him?

Breast buds: Girls are maturing earlier now than previous generations with menstrual cycles in the 9 yr range not uncommon. Breast buds can occur at this age also. If dad is concerned, he should attend the next pediatrician visit and speak with the doctor directly. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and in the 5th grade I noticed that I had breast buds. I'm a 34c now and the "bud" is about the size of kiwi and my breast hurt all the time.?

I'm 18, and in the 5th grade I noticed that I had breast buds. I'm a 34c now and the "bud" is about the size of kiwi and my breast hurt all the time.?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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My daughter is on puberty & on her left areola, there's a mole since she was little. Since her breasts are growing bigger, it is too. Is this normal?

My daughter is on puberty & on her left areola, there's a mole since she was little. Since her breasts are growing bigger, it is too. Is this normal?

Yes: The mole is looking bigger as the skin under it is expanding. If the mole develops a nodule, ulcerates or bleeds, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter had a lumpectomy last feb. Removing about 1/4 of her breast tissue. Now her breast has filled in and looks like the other. Is this normal?

My daughter had a lumpectomy last feb. Removing about 1/4 of her breast tissue. Now her breast has filled in and looks like the other. Is this normal?

Good cosmetic result: The breast is very forgiving to surgeons. Even a generous lumpectomy should have a good cosmetic result. One of the tenets of breast preservation surgery is the maintenance of a normal appearing breast. If a surgeon does not feel they can provide a good cosmetic outcome, alternatives such as mastectomy with reconstruction might be offered. ...Read more

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11yrold daughter has long lump in right breast, she's been worried since she searched about it. Can it b cancer?

11yrold daughter has long lump in right breast, she's been worried since she searched about it. Can it b cancer?

Unlikely: As breast tissue develops it can be uneven along the way. Breast cancer very unlikely at this age. Do get checked, though, to ease the minds o f both of you. ...Read more

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My 16 years old daughter had a fibroadenoma removed a year ago. Now another lump is growing in same breast agin. Pls what can I do?

My 16 years old daughter had a fibroadenoma removed a year ago. Now another lump is growing in same breast agin. Pls what can I do?

Not unusual: Not unusual to have multiple fibroadenomas same time or later. They are benign once they are completely removed, don't have to worry, and make sure pathological examination is done. ...Read more

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How to tell if breast buds are to appear? And my nipples feel sensitive to the clothes I wear what does it signal?

How to tell if breast buds are to appear? And my nipples feel sensitive to the clothes I wear what does it signal?

You'll feel lumps: I am assuming you are taking feminizing hormone therapy, hopefully under supervision of a doctor! By starting estrogen therapy you stimulate the formation of breasts. Usually within a few months you will notice the nipples raising slightly and breasttissue develop. Nipple tenderness is very common just as when going trough puberty! there is some individual variation in when exactly this occurs. ...Read more

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My 2 month old daughter has thrush. I have noticed I have about a half a dozen dry reddish odd shaped spots on and around my breast. Is that related?

My 2 month old daughter has thrush. I have noticed I have about a half a dozen dry reddish odd shaped spots on and around my breast. Is that related?

Possibly: Yeast skin infections do occur in warm, moist areas like armpits, groins and under the breasts. These infections do appear reddened and often itch. Nystatin cream is usually effective. If you have any doubts, see your physician. ...Read more

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Since starting solids my 6month old grandson eats 3oz less from each of his bottles (breast milk). He loves his solids (fruit, veggies and yogurt), but my daughter is very concerned about his losing the breast milk nourishment. He is in the 7th percentile

Since starting solids my 6month old grandson eats 3oz less from each of his bottles (breast milk). He loves his solids (fruit, veggies and yogurt), but my daughter is very concerned about his losing the breast milk nourishment. He is in the 7th percentile

Solids not important: Breast milk is the most important & balanced nutrition for any kid under 1y if not older. There is no need (other than cultural pressure) to introduce solids to do anything more than teach the kid to explore texture & learn a new feeding method. Solids generally have lower calorie density & quantity should be kept small in any lean kid. ...Read more

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My daughter has a blood clot in her breast she's 17yrs its about size of golf ball?

My daughter has a blood clot in her breast she's 17yrs its about size of golf ball?

See a doctor soon: It is important to have this checked out very soon - this could be an abscess (an infection that needs to be drained), the result of an injury or a cyst that needs to be examined. ...Read more

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My 13 yo daughter has a lump in her breast. She says it gets larger when she's on her period and smaller when off, it's about dime sized, help?

My 13 yo daughter has a lump in her breast. She says it gets larger when she's on her period and smaller when off, it's about dime sized, help?

Cyst: This could be a cyst or a non cancerous mass. The best advice is to get all breast lumps examined by a doctor to determine if she needs further testing like an ultrasound, mammogram or biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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My daughter keeps complaining of avin a sore heart I askedher was she sure it wasn't her breast as shewudav growing pains in them? I am a bit worried!!

My daughter keeps complaining of avin a sore heart I askedher was she sure it wasn't her breast as shewudav growing pains in them? I am a bit worried!!

Not her heart: Heart problems in that age are rare, unless she had a heart problem since birth, most probably chest wall pain, breast growing as you mentioned, or even simple heartburn, if she is active, growing, eating and playful, don't worry just observe, see her doctor for reassurance if you would, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 8 month old daughter. For about the past 6-7 days, my breasts (nipples) have been very sore and bleeding what could be the cause?

I am breastfeeding my 8 month old daughter. For about the past 6-7 days, my breasts (nipples) have been very sore and bleeding what could be the cause?

Cracked nipples: Nipples are cracked from trauma of nursing try using breast shields and massage your breasts between feeding with a lanolin preparation. You might also have to pump your breasts for a few days. ...Read more

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This is my daughter she has a few pubic hairs and weighs 85lbs can you tell me when she might get her first period no armpit no real breast delv.

This is my daughter she has a few pubic hairs and weighs 85lbs can you tell me when she might get her first period no armpit no real breast delv.

False alarm: The pubes are under the influence of the adrenal glands and may start to darken/populate years before puberty. The first dramatic sign for girls is breast bud enlargement that can start on either side or both in unison. Menses usually comes about 2 years after & often follows a few weeks/months of clear discharge, ...Read more