Dd seems to have developed swollen, prominent nipples and a little breast tissue. She is 6! I'm not sure whether it's weight gain (I haven't noticed gain) or precocious puberty! I hope not. She has anxiety and various struggles, including being under assessment for high functioning autism.
They are quite puffy and it seemed to happen overnight! One day, we just noticed it. She says they are tender and sore and she's very aware of them.
Also, where is a weight chart online for this age? She is 126cm tall and I need to weigh her but I never make her paranoid about weight and just emphasise her growing tall and healthy eating.
I remember being I primary school and my nipples got slightly swollen and a little tender there was no tissue just swollen so my mum panicked and took me to gp she said it was "breast buds"? Maybe go to the gp and see what they say?
She is a super fussy eater and rarely touches meat, never eats tuna. However, she had taken equazen eye q fish oil capsules for years, for omega 3 as we don't eat fish and also as they are supposed to help calm hyperactive children.....
Okay! Apparently it may be Idiopathic Thelarche (early breast development) - but will slow down. They don't think early puberty but she does need to see a specialist at hospital for further investigation. She was so brave during the appointment, they did a thorough examination...including "down below!" 😬
for miniBlossom. That's great. I was talking to DD 10 last night about this thread, she's just getting breast buds now, we think, and she said "she'll start her periods when she's 8! I couldn't have coped with that!" Honestly, if her personality so far is anything to go by, I think she'll need constant reminding to change pads at 12, but that's another thread...