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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:

Your flow
changes
from one day
to the next

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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cookie44

I'm 12 and have bra size 32a..... everyone else seems to be around an a or b and I'm kind of worried about wearing a bra at school when we do PE because others are still wearing crop tops. Plz help xx

To Fran:

Hi Fran. They might grow to the same size or they might not. I can’t tell you that because it’s your body not mine. Just remember, is nature always symmetrical? No. Hope this helps. X

Fran

Im 15 and one of my boobs is smaller than the other. Its not that noticable but it makes me feel uncomfortable and weird to be different from others. Will they ever become the same size.

Strawberry 3 to CakeyRose

Hi CakeyRose, I just wanted to say that it is completely natural to feel scared but you don't need to be. Honestly there will be a lot of changes and sometimes you feel completely out of control. If you ever need advice then go to ask Vicki or post a comment on one of these amazing blogs and usually a girl in the exact position as you can help and relate. Hope that helps x

Cakeyrose

I’m scared

Cassie Coconut to Moi

Hi, don't worry I feel exactly the same way and I am 15! Honestly your breasts will grow when they are ready so don't compare yourself with your friends. It is natural to feel left out but try to let it go - you probably have things that your friends are jealous of too! Xx

Pandas rule

Reply to Sweettooth No, this is false, your boobs will grow when they are ready. Hope this helps

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