My Daughter is 7 I'm noticing a change in her Breast size is it my imagination?

Dionne - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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She very mature for her age what happen to little girls that play with dolls until thier 10 now their asking very young where do baby's come from should I have the birds and the bees talk with her at (7)>> or should monitor what she watching on TV?

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Kenitra - posted on 10/27/2009

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My daughter always had a little bit of premature breast growth, but she always grew into it. I guess it was kinda like baby fat. But when she was 8 years old, I noticed one breast was swollen, so I took her to the doctor. I will never forget what he said..."this is normal hormonal development". Kids are developing a lot sooner. I hear people blame it on the hormones in the meat all the time, but I cannot say that with certainty. It would be a good idea to take her to the doctor. There is an x-ray study called a "bone age survey", and all that is is a single film of the left hand and wrist. It can determine, by counting the wristbones, what age your child is at physically. Your doctor will have to take it from there, depending on the results.

Nita - posted on 05/01/2013

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yesterday i saw small pubic hair on my 6 years old daughter's genetic area when she was bathing.. i really got shocked..

Ginger - posted on 10/28/2009

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After reading the comment on soy. I nursed my daughter until she was 9 Months, I only drank organic dairy products when I was nursing her. After 9 months her formula was organic soy. From bottle days we went to regular organic cow's milk. I never bought one container of regular cow's milk with hormones and anti-biotics the whole time that they were growing up. That is my experience. My son also used organic soy in a sippy cup. I nursed him for much longer. Twice as long. I cannot believe I did that now. Nursing really did keep the weight off of me. I was thin the whole time that I nursed the kids. My vote is for no hormones in milk. Some people are allergic to soy, rice milk is an option. Once you get used to the flavor it is just regular milk to you. Rice milk is what my 20 year old daughter uses. My son will only buy organic milk now. He is 23. I did something right!!!!

Ginger - posted on 10/28/2009

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Research hormones in milk and meat products. It is well worth the added money to buy the best qualilty food and meat. Eating out is harder to manage. I used organic when my kids were growing up. My daughter took longer to get breasts and start her period than the majority of kids her age. I think it was due to less hormones added to her diet.
Peace and Joy,
Ginger

Gail - posted on 10/28/2009

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Actually no...there is scientific evidence connecting soy formula with early puberty...the hormones in soy formula are the cause. I wince now when I hear mom's saying that they have had to put their child on soy.

Teachers were always taught that early puberty is a sign of sexual molestation. It has gotten so much more evident that I am relieved to find out that there is another cause. I have a son but my great nephew had hair (and other sexual side effects) at 10. He was given soy formula.

By the way I read this in Current Science ( a reputable science magazine).

Gail

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Marilla - posted on 12/08/2013

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i too have a girl who is 6.5 and have noticed that her breast enlarging.. at times the one side burns and sometimes it doesnt.. she used to pull her nipples and so thot it can be cos of tht but recently showed the doc he said will do some tests to find out why.. and i am not so keen on tests.. but reading here looks like kids are growing fast due to the hormones..

Kelli - posted on 10/28/2009

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I would say it is normal-a dance mom told a story about her daughter,same age and took her to doc who told her it was due to the hormones given to cows etc..milk and beef etc...check with your peditrician or a specialist

Teri - posted on 10/27/2009

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Monitoring what is on TV is a really good idea these days. My 19 year old use to watch The Simpson's when it first came out. Have you seen or heard the language they use these days? Some commercials are not good for our children to even hear! My other daughter is 9 and her breasts are already changing. I gave her a book I found. I think it is called "My body is changing" or something like that, I found it at American Girl.

Shawne - posted on 10/27/2009

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My niece, who is now 9, was actually born with breast, I asked her pediatrician and he said that they would go away and they did, but now she is 9 and maturing very fast, the breast have come back and she now has hair in some very grown places. I told my sister that she should really start having the talk about her cycle, because I really believe it is on the way.

Jamie - posted on 10/27/2009

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I totally agree with the hormore thing. It has been proven that more and more younger children are starting to develop earlier and earlier because of the growth chemicals they put in our food. I have heard of cases that girls as young as this are also starting their period!

Helen - posted on 10/27/2009

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My daughter was the same age, her breast were starting to bud, I took her to the doctor and he said sometimes they mature very young, and it could be because of the hormones they put into milk and meat. We were alright with it, it bothered all the other mom more, The only thing I had a hard time with is finding elementary clothes for her to wear in her size, when she started growing to fast. Other than that I kept it to myself, because my little girl grew up to fast, she didn't start her menstrel period though until she was in 6th grade , that is still very young ,but better than when she started matureing.

Karen - posted on 10/26/2009

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both my daughters developed quicker than i did, some say hormones in milk is the culprit. they also started the period at age 10 i was 13

Dionne - posted on 10/25/2009

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Suzy Immedialty after I read your post I went to examine Chyna and you are correct she does have littlle fuzzy hair under her arm pitts. My son is 23 he ask me if i notice Chyna hips, I appreciate your post . Chyna just had her physical it almost seems this stage of development has happen within the last 6 to 8 months.

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You definetely want to see your pediatrician. She could be going through precocious puberty..this happens more frequently in girls that are very tall. Does she have any underarm hair or pubic hair? Do you see hips developing? My daughter is very tall and I have been waxing her underarms for about 6 months. This can also happen if you eat drink products (milk and meat) with the growth hormone in it. Keep us posted and know you are not alone. Suzy

Cindy - posted on 10/25/2009

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I would have her hormome checked then deal with what comes. with the sex talk be age appropriate but honest. My kids and I talk about everythings because we have always been open. With an 18 and 14 year olds sometimes the conversations are al little uncomfrotable but at least they are asking me

Hazel - posted on 10/24/2009

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I know I will more than likely get bashed for this but I talk to my daughter all the time, she has questions I answer them. She just turned eight and is very mature for her age in height and being smart. Communication is always best, do not make her ask someone else. she will get the wrong answers. I have a 19 yr old virgin boy that I have talked to all his life about sex. It is not wrong....they have to aware of the signs, the bad people out there because you will not always be there for her. She is delveloping fast as well. I think it is in the water. lol

Tammy - posted on 10/24/2009

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Dionne, my daughter started buding a age 8. It seems that our daughters a progressing a lot faster then we did, and as they do we have to watch them closely. As far as the Bird and the Bees, I wouldnt tell her everything now.

Joy - posted on 10/24/2009

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Average on set of puberty is anything from 8-16 so I guess some are bound to start earlier. I have three children, aged 10, 6 and 10 months and my approach is always to answer questions honestly and openly when they arise but only to share as much as is needed. My oldest has asked every question under the sun! My middle child very rarely asks anything but if I saw signs of the onset of puberty I would probably broach the subject of body changes and then let her ask me for more info as she needs it. Good luck :),

Remi - posted on 10/24/2009

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Children can run a wide gamut in the spectrum of adolescent development, and African-American in particular have a faster tendency toward physical maturity and puberty. I would definitely have the (girl) doctor have a look and examine her for any abnormalities or hormonal anomalies. Downplay it for your daughter, as if this were a very normal kind of checkup that everybody gets (it should be). 7 is a bit young for initial breast development (even in Black girls, the younger end of the spectrum is at about 9), but heavier children can appear to be developing more quickly.
As for introducing her to the facts of life, I would express biological facts in simple (not made up or fantasy) terms that are scientifically accurate. At her age, it is not at all necessary to go into any graphic detail. Kids just want an explanation, and they're not as curious for the details as we think; if they have not been overexposed, they don't know there is anything more to probe. At this point, my 6-year-old is still happy just knowing that she was made out of both mommy AND daddy. Next I will tell her that a part of daddy joined with a part of mommy to form her. She has also been happy to know that she was made out of our love (very true). When we study reproduction, she will get the details of what specific parts from a father and mother form the gamete that evolve into a child, etc. Until puberty, sexual feelings, and the need to know details for practical reasons, her childhood may remain innocent and unencumbered with unnecessary detail that she is not yet equipped to bear. After that, the union of a man and woman can be described as the beautiful, God-fulfilling event between man and wife that it was created to be. I have a wonderful book that I gave to my son and daughter at age thirteen. I think it was called How to Talk Confidently with Your Children About Sex by Lenore Buth. For ages 6-8, there's also Where Do Babies Come From? by Ruth Hummel. They can be found online at Christian Book Distributors.

Tracy - posted on 10/24/2009

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All the moms have given a good piece of advice. If you are concerned about her development then take her to the doctor. My oldest daughter started developing at 8 and of course one breast was very tender so I took her to the doctor which was how we confirmed her development and that everything else was normal. As far as the birds and the bees go, I agree with Lynda, be very factual. This kept my older children out of trouble. I have a 12 year old and she is very knowledgeable, can talk to me if she has questions and doesn't act silly if you mention sex. My 12 year old sometimes gives her friends a strange look if they don't understand something about sex. Her concern is whether or not her friends parents are teaching them anything and what's going to happen to them if they don't smarten up. If you know the type of environment she's in all day when she's at school (how the children she's around behave and the kinds of things they're saying) then this should tell you how much you need to be discussing with her. When my older kids were in elementary, they used to come home and tell me things they heard classmates say at school which made it very clear to me that I needed to be open and up front with them about everything. Hope this helps.

Karri - posted on 10/23/2009

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You should talk to her doctor. There's alot of estrogen add to our food now days, which can make breast buds at a much younger age. I only by meat that is hormone free.

Lynda - posted on 10/23/2009

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Just out of curiosity, how is her weight? If she's a little on the 'cuddly' side shall we say, that could give the impression of breasts.. As for sex education; in my humble opinion kids should have their TV watching monitored until at least 10 to 14.. most adult TV is just too stimulating in all respects for kids under 14 (whatever the kids might think!). My, now 11yo boy started asking pointed and very specific questions about sex, drugs, rock and roll, life, the universe and everything when he was 6yo.. I explained everything factually, simply and above all truthfully as soon as he asked.. He's sexually very comfy now.. very stranger danger aware, wouldn't touch drugs or a cigarette (yeuch!).. so I'm hoping I've got it right.. All the best, and don't worry about it - if you must worry about it - go see your GP and discuss.

Catherine - posted on 10/22/2009

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There is such a condition called precocious puberty. My 25 yr old daughter developed it when she was 5. The best thing to do is discuss it with her pediatrician.

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To early for that talk. I definitly monitored my girls TV. The only way to know for sure is to feel and if you feel a knot then she is starting to develop, I hope not for her sake.. Just answer questions as short and simple as possible..Good Luck

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