Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Chris | 2010/09/08

Q.

8 year old developing breasts

my 8 year old girl is always complaining that her breasts are sore. i have noticed recently that her breasts are not so flat anymore. she is very tiny for her age so i am wondering if this is normal. will she reach puberty sooner? please help!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl is starting with puberty early. This is not all that uncommon and it is known as 'precocious puberty'. As you daughter is only 8 years old she should just be checked by her doctor to be sure that she does not need any special tests done.

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