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How long
will it take
for my breasts
to grow?

#boobs, #puberty

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.

DID YOU KNOW:

You can go
swimming on
your period

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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reply for lioness from puggrl

When I go swimming with my school I go to the corner of the changing room and put my towel on two hooks to cover me. If you don’t have hooks or pegs in your changing room ask the teacher if you can go to the toilet to get changed. If your teachers a female I’m sure she will understand. If you can’t do either of them wait till everyone else has finished getting changed them get changed this will draw less attention to you because everyone else will be talking while they wait for the lesson to start. You can always wear your swimming costume under neath you clothes so all you have to do is take your clothes off. I hope this helps. Xoxo puggrl

Anna

I'm 10 and now starting to get boobs😳 my mum said I need to start wearing bras. My mum has bought me lots of bras ready but I have not needed to wear them but now you can see my boobs so I'm kinda excited but also scared of starting puberty and periods😰

Millie

I have 34a bras i got bras last christmas and i feel really confident in them cause lots of people wear crop tops btw im in year 7 😀

Ballet ????

I got my first bra at 9. And I was so proud

To Lioness

Other people will probably jealous that you have got boobs so you should embrace it also you could get a crop top to go over your bra and if people say stuff to you just walk away, they are just jealous anyway.

Star

I only were sports bras even tho I have others is it ok because when we get change for pe at school some people ask me why and I just have to say that I’m comfortable in them.

Lioness

I have the biggest boobs in my class and this year we get changed for swimming in a open changing room and everybody knows I find puberty gross so I think they’ll react badly 😕😕😕😕any snappy comebacks or bra hiding techniques PLEASE I need them right now

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