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Top 10 Boob and Bra Q&A’s

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Here at Lil-Lets I receive hundreds of questions every week and thought I would share with you my Top 10 frequently asked Boob and Bra queries.


When am I going to get mine?

Breast development can start from the age of 7 -15 with the average being around 9-13, so don’t worry if your friends start developing or wearing bras before you, we are all different and it’s not a competition!

Why have my breasts stopped growing?

Breasts often grow in spurts and it is quite common for them to remain in the same stage of development for a couple of months to a couple of years. It will have no impact on your final size, you just have to be patient.

Do breasts stop growing once your period has arrived?

No, breasts can continue to grow for a number of years after the arrival of your first period?

How can I make my breasts grow bigger?

Because you carry the same genes as your parents, your final breast size will most likely be very similar to family members, such as mothers, sisters, grandparents or aunts on either side of your family. As breasts contain a large proportion of fatty tissue, your overall body weight will also impact on your breast size?

Will massaging my breasts make them bigger?

In a word ‘No’.

Is there anything I can do to make my breasts bigger or smaller?

Despite rumours you may have heard about eating or drinking certain foods there really is nothing you can do to change your overall breast size. It is therefore a good idea to love your breasts just the way they are. And for any of you who think big is best, take a look at Suzanne Jackson’s video for Let’s Talk on Body Changes.

Let's Talk Body Changes

Once they have grown will they stay this size forever?

At certain times your breasts will change in shape, for example during pregnancy, when the breasts often become fuller. Some forms of contraception can also change the size of the breasts.

Why do boys think that big breasts are best?

Not all boys feel this way, but unfortunately the media (magazines, newspapers, movies or TV) have in the past and to some extent still do, like to show fuller breasts as something all females should own to be more attractive to males. Of course we know this is not the case, but for young and impressionable boys who view these images and want to fit in, they often believe this is then the way they should feel about breasts too, even if they actually don’t care what size someone’s breasts are!

Do you have to wear a bra?

This is a personal choice, bras don’t aid in the growth or development of your breasts but they may make you feel more comfortable if you are active, as they can prevent the breast from jiggling around. They will also help conceal the breasts making them less visible through your outer clothing if this is something you are unhappy for others to see.

When getting measured for a bra, do you have to be naked?

Most store assistants are more than comfortable for you to keep your clothes on when finding the right bra size just for you and some can see just by looking at you what your size may be. Once they have found several choices for you to try on, they may want to see you in it, checking the under band and cups sit correctly and are the correct fit. Don’t worry this will be done in private and assistants are very discreet as they know this is a daunting shopping trip for many teens.

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I'm 14 years old and only wear crop tops because I'm so embarrassed to ask my mum for a bra and they are quite big but i see everyone stare at them and it makes me uncomfortable...help!

Hiya

The way i ask my mum for anything that i am embarassed about is by leaving her a text when i got out or whne i am home alone. 😉

Old soul

I Used too have questions too

Being a Girl x

For everyone asking how to ask your parent/carer for a bra, this is how ; be upfront! Your parent/carer wants you to be comfortable with asking questions and they won't judge! Some may be hard to convince but leave it awhile/couple weeks and then ask again! You could try "(parent/carer) I think I'm ready for a bra, my breasts are getting sore and I would like support!" Don't say you want one because your friends have them, that never works! Personal experience! I hope this advice helps! X

Cupcake

How do you ask your mum for your first bra :o

Summer

Where on my body are the three measurements measured ?

Confused

Thx so much it rely helped :)

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