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8 year old with puberty signs worried

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JenHJM · 24/02/2020 19:56

At 7 yo my dd developed body with no other changes so paed just said monitor. This year, only just turned 8 and I've noticed the finest of pubic hair if I look v closely as well as hip changes, maybe even her privates looking a bit darker. No noticeable breast development as yet. However, she is only 1.18m tall and v petite. She also has milk egg amd but allergies so has had a diet of mostly chicken or meat for protein. And she did take soya for about 2 years before we changed to coconut milk when I noticed the BO last year. Anyone had periods at 9 or did their daughters start this young? I've only seen bad things about lupron (growth hormone) so afraid to try that but if she's too short and it's happening quickly then what

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JenHJM · 25/02/2020 07:14


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Wildboar · 25/02/2020 07:20

My dd developed public hair at 10 and at 11 still hasn’t started periods. You could go back if you’re worried, but I wouldn’t say that’s particularly unusual.

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