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Why are my breasts smaller than other girls

Your Question

Why are my breasts small ? Than other girls in my class?

Answer

Hello there, thanks for asking your question,

We understand that you may be feeling a bit concerned about the size of your breasts compared to other girls in your class. First off, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body develops at its own pace, and there’s a wide range of what’s completely normal. Just like people have different heights, hair colours, or eye shapes, breast development can also vary greatly.

It’s common for breasts to start developing during puberty, usually between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls. Genetics, hormonal factors, and overall health can influence this process. Some girls may notice changes earlier or later than their peers. Remember, these changes are a natural part of growing up, and there’s no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to body development. Here’s an article you may find helpful www.childline.ie/what-exactly-happens-to-your-body-and-mind-during-puberty/

If you ever feel overwhelmed or want to talk about your feelings, know that you are not alone. Everyone experiences insecurities at some point, and it’s okay to look for support. Friends, family, or a trusted adult can be great sources of understanding. And remember, your self-worth is not determined by your physical appearance.

We’re here for you at Childline, ready to support you, and explore any concerns or questions you may have about your body as you journey through this period of your life. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Or maybe you would like to chat about something else; and that’s fine too because Childline is here for you, any reason, anytime. Our phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website www.childline.ie , just click on the Live Chat tab.

We hope you find the above useful, and remember we are here for you if you would like to chat some more. Look after yourself,

Alex

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