Boobs are a subject of mystery and concern at puberty, both for boys and girls. What are they like? How big should they be? Once the ovaries start sending oestrogen around the body, a girl's breasts will begin to grow.
Teenage girls will experience many physical and emotional changes, including breast development, pubic hair growth and their first menstruation periods. Every girl will develop at a different rate than her peers. Typically, puberty can begin as early as age 8, some girls may develop earlier and some later. The changes can be quick or gradual. You may begin to notice your pre-teen daughter grow taller or fill out in the hips while her waist gets thinner.
Puberty is the stage of adolescence when your child begins to develop physically into an adult. As the breasts develop, problems like lumps or infections sometimes occur. These problems can be alarming. But they are common and rarely serious. Below are some things you or your daughter may be concerned about.
Fluid leaking from one or both nipples when you are not breastfeeding is called nipple discharge. Clear, cloudy, or white discharge that appears only when you press on your nipple is usually normal. The more the nipple is pressed or stimulated, the more fluid appears. Yellow, green, or brown discharge is not normal and may be a symptom of an infection or other problem.