Childhood Diseases

Posted by: saffy | 2010-11-01


seven year old..developing breasts

is it normal for a seven year old to be developing breasts.she weighs approx 44kilos.she is quite tall for her age.

Expert's Reply



No,this is not normal and this is regarded as early or 'precocious' puberty. When girls develop signs of puberty under the age of 8 years it is regarded as precocious puberty. She should be seen by her paediatrician to make sure that all is well.

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Posted by: F | 2010-11-01

Hi, I read an article sometime last week on news 24 about children who are starting to menstruate/develop physically at a young age. Its becoming more common, but they stated in the article that the development could be caused due to a thyroid problem. So maybe it would be wise just to have your daughther check up.

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Posted by: Lia | 2010-11-01

That is not normal but she does seem a bit overweight. Maybe it just looks like she is developing because of her weight.

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