Puberty is when most physiological changes occur in teenagers. It is signified by rapid growth and development due to (mainly) hormonal changes. In the female body, puberty is characterized by the development of breasts.

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During puberty (age 10 to 14 years), there is a natural increase in estrogen in the body. This hormone is responsible for changes in adolescents, including the development of breasts. Many other changes are happening in your body and reproduction system, but breast development changes during puberty are often the first things noticed.

Handling Breast Changes During Puberty

Breast changes during puberty can get confusing at times. It is important to remember that this is a normal part of growing up. So, although it might get confusing, knowing the best method to handling breast changes during puberty.

Is There A ‘Normal’ Breast Type? 

In the early stages of development, breasts appear like small lumps. This happens between the ages of 8 and 13, although the time can vary significantly between individuals. Breasts continue to develop until they are fully mature, and the normal full breast maturation takes around 3-5 years.

Breast development and changes during puberty is not a linear process. If you just started developing breasts, one breast may grow more quickly than the other. Sometimes this difference may even out, and other times not. It is also perfectly normal for breasts to be of different sizes even after they are fully developed.

If the size difference in your breasts bothers you, you can wear an extra-supportive bra or put a special insert in your bra. This will make your breasts appear more equal in size.

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Like one’s eye colour or height, a person’s genes decide breast size. If you are still a teen, your breasts may grow and change, but they may also have reached their final size. You can never tell until you have finished growing- something that will happen in your late teens or early twenties.

There are many dodgy products that claim to boost breast size, but be wary of these. They don’t work. Instead, try to find a dress or top style that you find more flattering on you.

Everyone goes through phases where they don’t like parts of their bodies. Even girls with large breasts can be unhappy about them. They might wish their breasts were smaller. Some might complain that their backs or shoulder hurt or that larger breasts attract unwanted attention. Overcoming negative body image is a major part of adolescence.

When To Use A Bra?

Getting a first bra can be a really big deal for any girl. You might feel mixed emotions of excitement and embarrassment and this is natural and common.

If you see small breast buds, it’s time to get the first bra. Your nipples and areola (circle of skin around them) will get darker and bigger and your breasts will have a pointy shape.

Initially, you may wear trainer bras or tank tops under your clothes. Sports Bras are good for gym and PE. Once you feel ready to wear a bra, get a parent or trusted adult to help you choose one.

If you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about your breast size, find a trusted adult to talk to. It could be your mom, aunt, older sister or any other adult female. Talk about your problems and how you feel, and they can help you be more comfortable with the process.

Why Do I Feel Pain In My Breasts? 

It is normal to feel tenderness or pain in growing breasts, especially around the nipple area. These pains are part of breast development and can be managed with the right bra. Ask someone experienced to help you choose the correct size and style for your bra

Lumps in developing breasts are normal. However, if you feel a hard lump underneath your breasts, or if your breasts become hot to touch or red, go to a health care provider or gynaecologist.