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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Don't worry!

Look up "telarche".
As long as she is between about 8 and 15 and it is happening on both sides, there is nothing to worry about. If she is outside of this age range, has a lot of pain or anything else seems to be wrong, see a pediatrician.

In brief: Don't worry!

Look up "telarche".
As long as she is between about 8 and 15 and it is happening on both sides, there is nothing to worry about. If she is outside of this age range, has a lot of pain or anything else seems to be wrong, see a pediatrician.
Dr. Louise Andrew
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