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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

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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?

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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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I’m 14 and just started showing signs of puberty. i was really self conscious of my boobs when they started to bud cause you could see them through clothing, the thing is bras are so uncomfortable and sore. i wish nipples were normal


That was literally relaxing since I'm v.v worried about my size as I don't take proper diet and other girls of my age are already done with their sizes yk.


Hi I’m 19 and I got my first period when I was 13. I have two eating disorders where I would only snack everyday or not eat at all, and I was going through that throughout ages 13-17 1/2. When I turned 18 I was with a very sweet and caring boyfriend that helped me through recovery. I have been eating now and I can eat 2 good meals every day and take this vitamins for women. I just started experiencing breast buds about 2 1/2 weeks ago, so about a month after my 19 birthday. Everyone in my family has size Ds or higher. Even my 15 year old sister is a size C. I have always been insecure about my breasts, and I’m so happy they r growing now. They have been growing really fast n hurt like crazy. I can’t even give my boyfriend a good hug. But yeah hi!


I’ve messed life up. Really I want bras, but I say that they are uncomfortable and I want to burn them so that I get sympathy and get more comfy ones when mine are comfy all I want is one that mr boobs can’t be seen through. I’m 12 stage 3 and my mom won’t talk to me about periods or anything and she’s really weird about it and I really want to get a padded bra because you can see my boobs whenever I wear one and she doesn’t notice but i do and that’s what’s important right? She’s really really acting strange about puberty and she’s never talked to me about it everything I know I’ve searched up and watched videos. She says that she’ll keep searching for a comfy bra but she never has and whenever I ask for one she’s like you have enough I can’t just wait


So im 11 yrs old and i have like mini-boobs idk if thats even a thing. anyway in the 4th grade (im in 6th now) it seemed like all the girls in my class had noticeable boobs and i was still flat chested and i was like super mad i really wanted boobs. and then over the summer my boobs actually started developing and i was rlly happy and they are not super big but they r big enough. I started wearing a bra in september and im actually rlly proud of how far ive come i know that sounds rly silly😜


Hey I'm 11 and I started puberty last year my breasts are pointy and all my friends have huge boobs I feel left out is this normal

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I’m 12 yrs old and I have stage 3 breast’s I think and I bit of bras, only one with padding though. I really need more padded bras, as I cannot wear none padded any more and my mom is not budging. She says I got you one you’re only 12 you don’t need more 😬 and I’m really embarsssed and mad at her, moms are supposed to help, I need to convince her somehow, or should I wait till she suggests I need them? I have no one else to talk to please help


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