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How long
will it take
for my breasts
to grow?

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When your boobs begin to develop during puberty, they may take between 3 – 10 years to completely grow and they may continue becoming rounder and fuller right into your twenties! Also, DID YOU KNOW…94% of us girls worry, or have worried about odour or feeling fresh down there.

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What are the
signs that my
boobs are
developing?

#boobs, #puberty

One of the first signs you've started puberty is when you develop breasts, which can be noticed up to 2 years before your period arrives.

Normally, the first sign is when you develop the ‘breast bud’, which are basically small raised lumps behind your nipple area. Breast buds are made up of milk glands, tissue, fat and muscle and it's very normal for one to start showing before the other. It might also take a few months before the second breast starts to develop too. They might also feel a bit tender, especially if they’re accidentally knocked. This is very normal as the breasts continue to develop over the next few years.

 

It's also not unusual for the nipple area to become a little sore and sometimes cracked. Don’t worry; rub a little cream in before you go to bed to prevent them from feeling sore or tender.

What’s normal?

#boobs, #puberty

No matter what you hear, see or read, all breasts are great and no size is better than any other. The size of your boobs that you'll end up is partly down to genetics, which means you're likely to take after your mum or dad’s side (weird right!) It's also true that no two breasts are exactly the same, and one breast might always look slightly different in shape and size to the other, even when fully grown. Some girls are really proud of their new shape, while others feel embarrassed if they develop breasts first. Either way, just remember girls hit puberty at different stages so therefore develop their own boobs at different times and there’s no rush!

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C2491

To agony aunt I just got on here and it has a anonimouse chat so I thought I could share my feelings. First my mom smokes weed and doesn’t care about the affect it has on me and my sister she smokes in the house and smokes cigarettes in the car with me even though it is illegal she seems to not care about me and my sister because when we need school stuff or anything very she doesn’t care and she hasn’t got a job and has no money but when my dad pays her child support she goes clubbing and gets her hair nails and eyebrows done and then I ask for pads or something and says she hasn’t got the money. My dad is annoying and says my mom doesn’t take on responsibility and is a bad mom I tell him it’s not true and she’s amazing and he just lists all her flaws and it makes me really upset sometimes he says your mom doesn’t act like she cares and lists all her flaws once again and I started crying and told him to stop but he said it needed to be said also when I started getting discharge he said what’s this in a disgusted tone I told him he said ok but when ever he puts a load on and sees it he tells me it’s digusting and I should take a shower and when I’m on my period he says I need to wash twice a day and acts like a expert and he says lots of bad things about my mom even offensive jokes and it annoys me and I’ve told him not to but he won’t and he called my friend a pig when he saw a picture of her and my dark skinned friend a monkey and I told him not to but he didn’t care and he’s really in trusting he does through my phone and stalks my instagram once he looked through my search history and found stuff about being bisexual (which I am)and I couldn’t tell him when he asked because he is also homophobic and says it is un natural and weird and makes offensive jokes about it and a boy followed me on Instagram and my dad asked if I knew him I told him he goes to a school near mine and is friends with my friend and he told me to block him because he is a stranger and I am not allowed snapchat Facebook twitter TikTok or any social media’s other than Instagram because they are in safe he only thinks this because my sister talked to older boys when she was my age via social media and he acts like the good guy so I will stop going to my moms house and only live with him and once I had so much school work I needed to skip a weekend at his and he got really upset and defensive so I ended up staying at his and missing lots of homework’s and at school one of my teachers embarrassed me in front of the class because we where told to buy a note book for his class I told him I couldn’t he asked why I told him I didn’t have the money he said you can buy one for 50p I said I know but I can’t he said well use a old one u decided just to give up my mom has no money and I haven’t got a notebook. And for the last two days I have missed dinner because I’m so tired after school I fall asleep and today I tried to eat dinner and couldn’t eat more than a fork full And I think I had either a panic or anxiety attack I couldn’t breath and was uncontrollably crying because I suddenly became really nervous. What’s your advice? And do you think I had a panic or anxiety attack? Thank you:Jamie

REPLY TO ROO

Don't worry! It's perfectly natural and it's Understandable that you don't want to let it out so if your very embarrassed perhaps just try find a time to talk to your parents to get a hold of a few crop tops if possible however if your one of the unfortunate ones who don't have a mum then I would recommend Just getting a few while out and then breaking it to a member of family when Your comfortable about it xxxx

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Is it normal if you have green nipples?!

Roo

Hi im 12 and 13 in a few months and when i wear jumpers its fine but now its the summer and everyone is wearing tops but i still wear jumpers and i get really hot in them because if i wear a shirt then my nipples poke out and its embarassing i tried wearing a training bra but its fabric is so thin and it does nothing but i dont want to ask for a bra

Reply to DUCKIES

I have the same problem

Very g

I'm 13, I have boobs but my nipples have not popped out yet, they are just puffy and pointed but my little sister is 10 and already getting boobs and her nipples poke out.

Duckies

I'm getting boobs but so far I have managed to hide them by wearing baggy tops and hoodies so no one can see but now they are getting way bigger and I am too shy to ask for a bra. I'm 12.

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