Help-My 5 yrs. old and possible breast

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Help-My 5 yrs. old and possible breast
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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 10:42am

Hi Ladies!!


I don't quite know how to put this or what is happening, but my 5 years old daughter Jaslyn has had what looks like puffed up boobies for the last couple days. Yesterday I finally decided to touch it to see if it was hard (didn't really want to for fear of what I might find out) and it was hard. They look a little red and she says that it hurts. I called the doctor's office today and am waiting on a call back to find out what could be happening.


My question to you ladies is... Can a 5 yrs. old develop breast? I didn't start developing until I was 12-13yrs. old. I was really late with everything. If she is going to develop early or is developing early it can only be from two things that I can think of- 1. DH's side of the family (his mother's side seems well endowed in every area) or 2. She eats a ton of meat and that stuff has got to be pumped full of hormones. I mean she only like to eat her meat at dinner. She doesn't eat bread or rice or anything but meat.


I told DH yesterday and he was really upset about this. He says he isn't ready at all for this kind of thing and being that she doesn't speak well yet he worries about her developing early and someone trying to take advantage of her.


I don't even know if this is just completely ridiculous and the cause of her swelling is from something else.


Enlighten me please!!

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 12:24pm

Wow Jay, this is tough, and I would be really worried too if I were inyour shoes.


As for the cause of the swelling, i have no idea, honestly. I hope the Dr. can give you an answer.


I understand your DH's concerns too. But honestly, in this day and age, no girl, no matter how she looks, is safe from the creeps out there... So just try to keep your eyes open, and more important, teach her all that is age apropriate, so she can sesnse when something becomes inapropiate.


Also, keep in mind that even if she is developing breasts, it could take a few years before she is fully developed. In my case, I started wearing a tiny bra when I was 11, but didn't get my first period until I was 14, so that gives you a few years.


((HUGS))

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 12:43pm
Thanks Mariana! It helps to hear something from someone no matter if it is just words of kindness. I hope I do find out what is going on as I never imagined something like this right now.

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Registered: 07-02-2008
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 1:09pm
Hmm. . I have no idea what that could be about.
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Registered: 01-02-2009
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 1:20pm
Thanks Megan! I hope so too as I really want to know and put my DH's mind at rest because I know it is really tough for him.

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Registered: 07-15-2004
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 1:54pm

Jay I don't have a big insite on anything but the meat part of your comment. First off, you can't blame meat for this, people try but the facts is that even with implanted meat (meat that they used

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Registered: 04-03-2008
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 2:00pm

I think it must be something else- I certainly don't remember my breasts hurting when they started to grow a teensy bit in 5th grade. I would try and calm down and not freak out until you get to the doctor I am SURE that everything is fine and that your daughter is not going to have her period in a few weeks or something:)


I will also ask my mom if she has any ideas (nurse).



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Registered: 01-02-2009
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 2:08pm

Cassie - I wasn't trying to blame it on anything! I am not even sure why you are coming down on me so hard regarding this. I said that I don't know what the cause of this could be and excuse my ignorance on the subject it is only what you always hear out there that I was coming from. I am in no means an expert and didn't get my degree or studies in this matter. I am simply a very concerned mother wondering what is happening to my child. When you get there you will understand how confusing and worrisome these things can make you. So if I offended you by this comment believe you me I wasn't trying to be malacious or put any views out there that I haven't heard.


You replying like this is actually a little bothersome as I wasn't trying to be mean.

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 2:10pm
Thanks Ash! I definitely don't think she is going to get her period anytime soon. The breast thing just worried me. I remember mine hurting when I started to develop it and mine didn't have a period following it. I got my period probably a year later.

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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 2:19pm

I matured pretty early (I was wearing an A cup at age 7).

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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 2:30pm

I just got off the phone with the doctor and she says that some kids can start to develop very early. She says that it is caused by a hormonal thing. I told her that she had a t-shirt on this weekend that was loose fitting and the straps were rubbing against her and she said that could cause irritation. I told her I would watch it for a few days and see what is going on and if anything persists I will bring her in. She asked if she had any chronic illnesses in the past and I told her no so we will see.

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