Are My Boobs Growing?
Dear BeingGirl Experts,
Are my boobs growing?
One of the first signs of puberty is when your breasts start
developing. Many girls start to get "breast buds" (mounds or bumps around or under
the nipple) at age 11. If you're a few years younger or older than 11 when you develop
breast buds, that's totally normal, too.
Next, your entire breast will start to get larger. Your nipple
and areola (the area around the nipple) will get darker and form a separate, small
mound. This whole process, from "flat" to "finish" generally takes about 2-3 years.
Your breasts will develop to be
different shapes and sizes from
your peers and other women, and that’s OK! It’s important to embrace the change
and accept your beautiful and unique features!
Some girls develop more quickly than others, and it's normal
for one breast to grow faster than the other. Sometimes it can take a while for
things to "even out." After you’ve stopped growing, if you still have one breast
that’s a lot larger than the other, you may want to discuss this with your doctor
or health care provider.
As your breasts continue to develop, you may feel more comfortable
with some additional support. This can include trying out different types of bras
until you find what’s most comfortable. Check out our
Bra Guide to explore
all the different styles and find the right fit for you.
Breasts get a lot of attention during puberty because they're
new and not everyone gets them at the same time. Just remember: Everyone's breasts
are different. What's important is the way you feel about
Accept them as another unique and beautiful part of you!
Hope this is helpful!
Your BeingGirl Experts
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