Retouching of a model
Pictures you see on magazines of models are RETOUCHED. Breasts are made bigger, lips fuller, teeth whiter, waist narrower... See for yourself in this interactive animation!
Normal adult breast pictures
- see how varied they are!
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An older baby is often distracted from nursing by whatever is going around her.
Every girl should have a breastfeeding doll instead of them skinny barbies.
Nursing an 1-month old infant
This mom is nursing her newborn right after giving birth - just like all moms should!
My small baby preferred to nurse sitting up.
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I have a daughter. She's 11 years old. She was worried because sometimes she accidentally hits her breast. What will happen to her breast? or is it normal cuz she's on the puberty stage? Ir it will stop growing?
When a girl's breasts are growing, they often are quite tender and sensitive even to touch. That is normal.
Hitting or bumping them is of no worry, if her breast doesn't continue hurting. In puberty, a girl's breasts are tender. Therefore, bumping or hitting them hurts more than when you are adult.
But, as long as the pain goes away, it should be fine. If the pain continues, then that is a sign that something has been damaged inside the breast - but almost always the body fixes and heals such damages. Just like if you hit and hurt your toe or leg, you may get a bruise, but eventually it heals.
I got my first period when I was thirteen years old, and my breasts have grown to around a size B-cup. I'm sixteen years old now. I sometimes get itchy nipples/skin and they're sore - especially near my period. I'm really slim - possibly skinny, and I just want to know if my breasts have stopped growing, or will they continue to grow? I heard that they stop growing three years after your first period.... But I'm not sure...
I'm kinda self conscious about them... But am slowly starting to accept them. I just want to know if they're going to grow any more than this...??
I don't know if they will still grow. Probably not - but there is a slight chance.
I also wanted to explain what happens before your period.
Ovulation (release of the egg) happens mid-period, typically on day 14.
After that, the body starts producing increasing amounts of progesterone to prepare for a possible pregnancy. Estrogen also is there. These hormones make breasts slightly larger - they essentially start growing as they would in pregnancy, but it only lasts until your period comes. When your period comes, the hormone levels drop drastically.
This start of a breast growth causes the tenderness and skin itching. The skin itches because it is being forced to stretch. Try if vit C would help the itchiness - it is needed for forming of new collagen in the skin.
Consider wearing slightly larger bras or no bras during these times.
Thank you so much for this website! I'm 14 and I started my period when I was 10 1/2, and last time I measured my breast size it was around 28A/30A, but not even on the chart! I've always been self conscious about my breasts because a) it's a natural teenage thing to worry about looks, b) all my friends are bigger than me and seem to emphasise the size of their breasts and c) I've been called 'flat chested' before by boys in front of my friends (all who thought it was funny :( ). I want my breasts to be bigger, not by much, but just so I can be more confident wearing vest tops and bikinis etc.
This website has helped me regain some confidence though, and gives me some hope that my breasts might still grow. I don't want any surgery or hassle, and I'm learning that it doesn't matter what size your breasts are!
Hi, I am 13 years old and I have really really small breasts but I don't know what size my breasts should be at my age and I'm a bit scared that I haven't started my period and all my friends have.
There is not any specific age "X" when breast are supposed to be size "Y". You see, as adults, our breasts sizes vary tremendously, so you can't say that a woman should achieve a certain breast size! All sizes are normal (well, almost all... there exists a condition where breasts get abnormally large).
What is a normal breast? How do you define NORMALCY? It is when a breast has enough milk glands in it to make enough milk for a baby.
The amount of fat does NOT count! And it's the amount of fat, for the most part, that makes some breasts bigger than others. Of course the milk ducts also have to be longer in bigger breasts than in smaller.
See this picture—most of it is fat. Or this picture—lots of fat in it! But some women have less fat - thus smaller breasts.
Also, breasts grow a lot (especially those milk glands) during pregnancy, so any woman who hasn't been pregnant doesn't YET have fully developed breasts. Breasts ONLY develop fully during a pregnancy, losing some fat and then the milk glands grow a lot during that time.
Look at this lady's breasts (middle of page) — how small she was, and how much they grew during pregnancy.
So not to worry, your breasts sound normal to me, and at any rate are still developing -- usually up to about 2-3 years after your period has come.
Being 15 yrs old, I wasn't sure if having small boobs was normal. I know, I know, some of you reading this are prob like, you still hve time 2 grow! But I got my period when I was 11, and doctors always say that ur boobs don't really grow after you get your period, so I know that my boobs aren't getting any bigger. I'm currently a 32A, which is actually too big on me. I always feel self conscious about my small boobs because my friends all have b's, c's and d's, and they are also my body size, which doesn't make me feel any better. To cheer me up, some of my friends say that big boobs are a pain cause ur back hurts, which does make me feel better. But I just feel tht having small boobs makes you look like a little kid at my age... I hate it. If I were to just grow 1 cup size, that would be amazing.
Though, in sports small boobs are a plus cause they aren't flying everywhere n stuff. But I also hate how flat chested I look w/ a sports bra on... also, is it normal not 2 have any cleavage? I just have so many questions!
Seeing this site has comforted me a little bit, knowing that some guys are actually attracted to small boobs. thxs 4 this website! I do feel a little better!
It is normal not to have any cleavage. Most small-breasted ladies don't have any. I don't have any either, and mine are something like D cup nowadays (while nursing). (They will get smaller once the baby weans.)
It is actually ABNORMAL to make women think they should have 'cleavage' between their breasts. It's an artificial concept, and I don't know who created it. Many women only achieve it by pushing their breasts together by special bras.
Having small breasts IS normal. I hope you already understood that.
All the best to you!
Hi, I am 18 years old and I think I may be stuck in either stage 3 or 4 of the stages of breast development. I got my period when I was 13, but it has never been regular in the last 5 years. I get it for about three months and then I don't get it for about three months. My breasts have been about the same size since I was 15 years old, but I don't think they are done growing. I am a 32B bra size (but I barely fill that out), and I really don't mind having a small chest, but my issue is that they look under-developed. I was doing a little bit of research and I saw some pictures that led me to believe that I might be still in stage 3 or 4 of the stages of development. My breasts are round underneath, but, on top, they are still slanted towards the areola as opposed to being round there too. Also, my areola is not flat; it is still just as pointed as it has always been-which is very pointy. My breasts also still seem to have that kind of tubular look to them. So, my main question is, will this ever change? Or, am I going to be stuck with having awkward looking breasts until I get pregnant? Also, is this something I should get checked out with a doctor? Is there are reason my breasts are stuck in this stage and does it have anything to do with and irregular period?
It's possible your breasts haven't quite finished developing, because of your irregular period (and thus a lack of progesterone). It's also possible that they have—because you cannot judge by the shape. There exist perfectly normal breasts that look like you describe—just look through our galleries!
However, your period is signaling a definite problem. It should not be that way. After a year or so, the girl's period should stabilize to a regular, monthly pattern.
In today's world, an alarming amount of girls are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome. One sign of that is missed, irregular periods (because there is no ovulation).
This disorder is linked to insulin resistance (something about insulin/blood sugar seems to mess up the period), and if it is not treated, can lead to diabetes. A specific diet can also improve it.
So I feel you should consider this possibility and be tested for it... Keep in mind I'm not a doctor, and I cannot diagnose it; I just know that UP TO 10% OF TEENS HAVE IT... which is a very large amount. So that's why I feel I have to warn every girl who mentions their period is all messed up even after years since they got it.
At age 15 going on 16, I am almost 5'4 and I weigh around 114 lbs. Many of the people I know tease me about being short and just generally a small girl. I am about a 34A (I've never been sized), probably what most would consider a small to medium A. Walking through middle school, I'd look around at the girls with bigger boobs than mine and even though I didn't care about them (none of the 'popular' crowd ever held interest for me), I couldn't help but feel insecure about my breast size. That was the one thing that they had as a weapon over me about myself. I have nice hips for my body which is definitely on the slender side. Before I entered high school, I was having a lot of self-esteem issues.
Then I switched out of public school and now I attend a private school. I noticed that nobody cares anymore about how you look once you enter high school, if they're worth your time. In middle school, people would look you up and down like your body accounted for whether or not they would befriend you. No one did that when I talked to them for the first time. Now I have a different boyfriend and we are getting close to a very happy year together :] He is one of those awesome young men who prefer an A to B-cup woman and that, along with how he's always reminding me of how beautiful I am to him, has made all the difference. He boosted my self-confidence and now thanks to this site, I actually feel good about my chest size! I also recently discovered that push-up bras aren't worth it. I bought one that had a lot of padding by accident (I wanted a medium level one but got a high instead :( ) It has actually caused me pain while wearing it because it pushes them up so much.
I got my period at age 11 so by this site's information, I should be pretty much matured, but when I was 12 or so, I was 5'2 and I weighed around 140lbs. Over a relatively short period of time, I dropped to nearly 100lbs and ate as little as I could because I didn;t want to go back to being what I considered fat. (I was no where near fat and I am deeply ashamed of how I thought back then.) Now though, my boobs are sore and they seem to be growing. So if anyone who is just starting development or is still developing like I was, DO NOT put your body through that. It made me sick for nearly a month once I tried to eat like a normal person and apparently it also messed up some of my body's growth.
The bottom line I'd like to make, is don't let the media and your peers (whether friendly or not), shape how you look at yourself. Every person is beautiful in their own way on the inside and the outside. Some people are just too narrow-minded to see everyone beautifully, because perfection is up to how you look at things.
I am thirteen, turning fourteen in August 2011 and my breasts are E to an F in bra size, and I weigh 50.3 kilograms from my last weigh in (about a month ago) and the dark area around my nipples is very wrinkly. Am I too large breasted and will my breasts get bigger? I am also really worried because Im getting teased by girls at school, even one of my closest friends. I cant find any swimwear that fits me (and I dont want to walk around with my breasts hanging out) and at the swimming carnival I didnt participate (I sat in a corner and cried the whole time). Biggish breasts runs in the family but I am the biggest so far- none of the women in my family are bigger than a D. Please help me because I am worried that I am a freak of nature... Help!!!!
I don't think you are a freak. Many teen girls in today's world have large breasts. (I wonder sometimes if some of the chemicals (pesticides and other poisons) in our food, water, and environment are contributing to this trend of larger breasts.)
Have you read some of our pages such as Large breasts?
Check also these bra stores that specialize in large sizes. Surely you can find bras AND swimwear in those specialized stores.
Have you checked our galleries?
Now, I don't know if yours will get bigger but it is possible.
All the best,
Hi, I'm 15 years old (nearly 16) and started my period when I was 12 years old and I continue to have regular periods. However I have very small breasts, I am a 36A but I don't even fit into it properly. My nipples seem to be fully grown and the areola puffs out and takes up the majority of my breast. I have been to see a doctor about this and she said that my breasts are on stage 3 of development and I was just wondering if it is possible that my breasts will grow any bigger because I heard somewhere that your breasts are fully grown four years after you start your period? And if not then is there something wrong with me, like do I have a hormone defficency or something? Also, my mum has big breasts and so does my sister if that helps.
thankyou for your time
You're correct that usually breast development is over about 3 years after the period has come. Most likely you don't have any hormone deficiency. It sounds your breasts are normal. Small breasts are normal. And having a puffy areola / flat nipple is normal and fairly common in teens.
The Tanner stages are somewhat misleading, because they only have to do with the appearance of breasts, and NOT with the development that happens inside (such as milk ducts and milk glands).
Not all girls go through all those Tanner stage, because the appearance of breasts varies greatly among girls. A doctor saying you're in "stage 3" doesn't really mean much, because your breasts can be fully developed with the milk-making apparatus, but just not look like some book's pictures about Tanner stages.
When I was 10 and 11 years old I was still flat chested. Only when I was 12 then my breast started to grow and over the next three years things started to change. When I was 14 had my first period and with 15 I had already 80B. I never thought I would catch up with the others because it started so late. I was so worried about it.When I was 17 I had 80C and my breasts were still growing and getting fuller until into my early twenties. I ended up with 80D. I think it doesn't matter if the breast development started late you never know how they going to mature. I was very lucky that I had nearly ten years of breast development. I am proud of my boobs today and even when they are a little bit big. Everybody should take what has been given. I only would say to have breast reduction if somebody has any health issus.
Hi all! I'm 172 cm tall, have big booty, small waist and long slim legs. But there is one thing that I m not satisfacted about. That would be my breasts! I wear B size bra for now! I'm 16 and I recently got period.. weird.. ever since I noticed that my breasts are tender and sore and have veins all over them. Also I realized that my breasts are growing every month! I'm really worried. I'm thinking like every day are my breasts going to stop growing, are they gonna to be big, etc! I'd be the happiest girl in the world if my breast grow to size full D!
You website has helped understand a lot of things in a better and much more thorough way, so thank you. But I have a personal question that I just can't seem to find a clear answer to. When I was 13 and a half I got my period, that was in 8th grade, now I am a junior and Im a 34A. Now I'm not expecting huge breasts, but I feel self-concious of them, and I don't understand because my mother, aunts, and grandmas' all have breasts bigger than that. I am 16 years old, and am hearing a lot of controversial arguments about whether or not girls stop developing at 16 or 18. I don't know, all my friends have cleavage, and that's really all I'm looking for. I also am a redhead and about 110 pounds, height around 5 6 or so, idk if that would affect my breasts though. Should I start exercising more?? or eating less or more? Or what maybe should I eat to help my body more? When will my breasts be bigger? It seems as though by charts that they are only around the 3/4 level. Thanks so much.
I hope you can understand that your breasts are perfectly normal size. There are multitudes of women with that A-cup size. So they don't HAVE to get bigger... In fact, you breasts may be perfectly developed and normal as they are.
Breast development usually continues for 2-3 years after a girl gets her period.
And breast size varies among women a lot. So that's why there aren't any "charts". A cup is normal, so is B, C, D.
Read also our page on small breasts - it can be very helpful!
Hi! I am 12 years old and do not have any breasts I don't know if I should wear a underwired bra to make it look as if I have breast as my friends keep making fun of me because they have breasts please help me xxx
It's normal to worry and feel concerned if your development hasn't been as quick as many others' in your class. The truth is, when puberty starts in girls, varies by at least 4-5 years in today's world. Some can start it at age 8 and some at age 12.
You are wondering if you should "fake" it that you have breasts. Actually, many girls do use some kind of fake means to make their breasts look bigger (padded bras). Ask yourself if "faking" is what you want to do, if you want to portray to other people a fake image of yourself.
If you just wear normal clothing and not bras, so that others realize you haven't yet developed breasts (or don't have large breasts), you would also be helping other girls who may have a similar problem but who aren't brave enough to do the same. We all have been influenced by the media to feel that a girl just HAS to have certain shape and certain size breasts -- yet the reality is that women's breasts sizes and shapes vary TREMENDOUSLY. The image we get from magazines is the FAKE image.
So... you could go along with the media's message, or you could help portray the truth of women's breasts: how the sizes vary tremendously, how it varies when a girl starts puberty, etc.
Hope this helps!
I am 16, a female, a 34B, I am happy with my breast size and the shape of my breasts. They did not develop until I was 15.
This site great! I used to think about making my breasts bigger when I was 11-13 because all my peers were going through puberty and I wasn't. I finally hit puberty at 15 and it's good to know that I'm normal. I'm 19 now and reading the messages from girls who want so badly to grow up is really heartbreaking because I remember what that felt like. JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU GROW UP!! I can't stress this enough. Please don't do anything rash. Stay safe, girls.
For a while I've been curious about why my breasts hurt sometimes. I'm 17. I got my period at 11, by the way. I recently went up a cup size and am now at a 34C. It never occurred to me that the discomfort and the increase in size would be related. Thank you so much for this site. Now I don't have to wonder anymore.
Before I visited this website, I HATED MY BOOBS. or whatever I had :'( I'm 13, I've never had my period, but I'm going through the other stages of puberty (growth spurt, pubic hair etc.). I'm very skinny but am gaining some weight. I eat the reccomended amout of calories a teenager should have. But I gain no weight. :( I feel awful because EVERYONE in my school has a B cup+ and all I have a weird nipple that sticks out. The tissue underneath is somewhat flat and I hated it. I always get teased because I'm very skiny. but after going to this website I feel like I'm not alone. And I have more hope that my breasts will grow into a cup size that suits me. Also, all the adult females in my family are a B cup + . so that makes me feel better :) Reading these girls testimonies inspired me and now when people tease me I won't care and I'll know I'm more mature to let that bother me:) Thank you so much for this great website :) -kim
Hi, I have one question: Is there a such thing as a size 26B? Well, anyways, I am very flat. I barely fit into a 34A cup bra. I am 13 years old -- about to turn 14 in a month -- and I haven't had my period yet ever. I read the other comments about it all depends on heredity and genes, but both my grandma, mother, and sister are bigger than a C cup and I am a lousy A. I know there is nothing to help me grow -- I will never ever take a pill for some breasts -- but is there any sign that I will grow in the future? I do have some curves on my hips. Will I ever get my period soon?
My eighth grade class trip is to a lake and everyone will be in bathing suits. About 90% of the girls in my school are bigger then a B! How do I impress boys with a puny A? I'm already down on looks. I only weigh about 80-90 lbs too. I eat like a pig, but I gain nothing. T-T Please help me.
-GNH (Girl needs help)
26B bra size does exist... not necessarily all bra manufacturers make it though.
I cannot predict when exactly you get your period. It's usually about 1 1/2 - 2 years since the first signs of puberty, which are pubic hair and breast buds.
Your breasts are developing even at this very moment, up until 2-3 years after you get your period. The development may not necessarily mean lots of visible growth in size (that is mainly fat), but the MILK ducts and MILK making cells are developing.
You asked, "How do I impress boys with a puny A?"
Well, first of all, I don't think there is any NEED to impress boys with anything at this age. Just enjoy swimming and have fun!
Secondly, even if you were older... I still don't think anyone should try to "impress" boys with their breasts. The way to find true love some day won't be based on just breasts. It has to do with your personality and attitudes, and then also looking and appearing feminine. But appearing feminine does not depend on breasts only, nor on breast size. It has mostly to do with feminine attitudes (NOT bossy, or showing strength), feminine hairdo and overall appearance (clothing). I do realize that breasts are a signal that a person has gone through puberty and is therefore a physically mature female. But that's just one part of the attraction.
By the way, you have not yet gone through puberty... there is just absolutely no need to "impress boys" at this age. You have been affected by PEER PRESSURE and possibly teen magazines. Just keep living your life, studying, thinking about future studies and employment. Learn to cook. Etc. Marrying and boyfriend stuff should still wait.
I'm 23 with a general lack of curves all over and I feel cursed. I've got the body of a 12-year old girl. It hurts so much to feel womanly on the inside but then look in the mirror and be disappointed that the outside doesn't match. When I was in high school, I kept patiently waiting, anticipating, hoping, that my body would graduate into that of an adult female. It never happened. So now I feel stuck in this unwomanly body that I don't feel matches with the rest of me. I've never liked changing my clothes in locker rooms, never wanted anyone to see my chest, never liked trying on shirts that I could never fill out, never enjoyed bra shopping when the only colors available are white, tan, and black. Almost like I'm not womanly enough to buy sexy lingerie. It's like the lingerie companies are telling us that you can't be sexy unless you're a certain cup size.
I've been so ashamed for so long. I feel so undesirable in this adolescent body and it hurts so much. I always wonder if there is a guy out there who would want me as I was made, and not secretly wish me to be curvier. Regardless, I'm prepared to be alone and unwanted, to live in a world where I'm not good enough- in a world where I'm deficient as a woman because of something I can't control.
I wanted to write you something for encouragement. You know, there are many women who feel equally un-womanly or un-feminine with different conditions from yours. Being obese or overweight is probably the most common in today's world. That does make some women feel they are not womanly. Then, those who have had breast surgery (mastectomy) where a breast or breasts are removed. Then, some women have their face disfigured from birth or in an accident, or perhaps a skin condition where the skin is discolored etc. Or, women who get chemotherapy and their hair falls out. There are many different possibilities.
And there ARE those who also feel lack of femininity because of lack of curves or breasts. You're not even the first one to write in with this same exact problem and feelings.
So you're not alone. I know several women among my friends who are skinny, not curvy, and quite small-breasted, some with bony facial features. They all have husbands and children.
You CAN certainly feel feminine. It's the inside that counts the most. And there are things that you CAN do to improve the outward too. Most importantly: YOUR HAIR and HAIRDO. That is DEFINITELY under your control, or under the control of your hair stylist : ) Ask a hair stylist for tips for a feminine look to match your face! They know.
You can also convey a more adult appearance by the choice of clothing and jewelry. I can't tell you specifics, but avoid typical teenage brands of clothing, jeans, whatever teens tend to wear a lot. Go for a more "mature" style. Certain types of clothes are good to emphasize curves, some others are good to minimize large breast size, others are suitable for small breasted women, and so on.
Dressing to Make the Most Out of a Small Chest and How to Dress to Flatter Your Small Bust.
SURELY these things help, and then you can start feeling more feminine, regardless of your actual curviness. FEMININITY is a feeling inside! Surely you understand that. Some women can act tough and manly and be anything but feminine even if they look womanly. Normal men are not attracted to those types of women. Normal men certainly can get attracted to someone who is feminine at heart, that means someone who feels they need a stronger companion to shelter them - opposite of tough.
Hi. I'm a 15-year old with 38DD size breasts. I developed VERY VERY quickly and obtained stretch marks along the outer side of my breasts at age 13. My nipples are a very light color (almost not at all different from my skin color) and my breasts sag quite a bit. I would say I am of average weight and height as well. Since I first began to develop, I have had biggest breasts than all of my friends. I have been teased and sexually harassed. I have been self-conscious of my breasts the entire time I have had them! I even am considering breast reduction on my 18th birthday due to my back problems and my disadvantage in all sports (golf, tennis, baseball, biking, jogging... everything). I found your website in an attempt of finding tips to get rid of the sag through exercises, and I just had to look. What I found was a miracle. After reading and seeing just a few other women's testimonials, my confidence skyrocketed! My breast are actually normal! No longer do I feel ashamed of my "blessings". THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME FEEL CONFIDENT AND NORMAL!
I'm 15, petite and skinny. My mom and sister have big breasts and so does everyone on my dad's side. I got my period around the 7th grade and I'm in the 9th now. I'm like a 32A or in the AA's. Are my breasts gonna stay this way? And if not how much longer?
I cannot know for sure if your breasts will stay that way or not. They may, or they may still grow.
Did you KNOW that small breasts are normal? Some women have larger ones, some have A cup like you. It's perfectly normal - there are variations in breast size among women, and LOTS of variations indeed.
It can even happen like in your family, where mom and sister have C's. Your genes come from you mom and dad, and theirs come from their parents, and it all combines in unpredictable ways in the moment of conception.
For a small frame like yours, it's also very very normal and common to have smaller breasts.
Remember also: small breasts have ALL the milk glands there. Larger breasts just have more FAT. So, if/when you get pregnant, your breasts will function just perfectly for milk production.
Check also our page and read it several times: Small breasts- women's worries.
Hi. I'm a smaller framed girl. My sister developed early, she's more from my dad's side, who have big boobs, she's got double D's. I always was insanely jealous of her. But now I figure, it doesnt mean all that much. ... I used to be so insanely obsessed with my body, and now I figure, I am lucky, I am healthy and I do look good! I've never felt that way about myself before.
I have about an a/b cup. I look small, but not completely flat, you know. If it was up to me, I like my perky boobs! And my body is small. I think I'll grow a bit more, just because I've grown in the past years overall. I know my boobs have gotten a little bit bigger, I had mosquito bites 2 years ago. I guess that's normal, lol. I got my period when I was 13, I remember I was in 7th grade. I'm assuming I won't grow all that much more, but my ma says she grew into her 20's. She grew alot like right when she was twenty, she said like a cup size! And recently my breasts have been really tender and something I never knew was the whole "mound on mound" thing that happens to the nipples? Well, you said not all girls go through that stage, but anyways, my nipples JUST got that. They get a little tender during my period all the time, but recently more, and they are also more veiny. Does this mean they are growing more? Or is this just normal, this continuely happens?
Anyways, like I mentioned, I've grown to liking my body the way it is. I have to, right? And I'm a beautiful person, even though I'm petite/slim slender. I really hate when guys say, "REAL women/girls have curves" though. My curves are small, but I still am all woman! Paha, or girl anyway. I really appreciate your site, I like the message about breasts not being really sexual, because when you think about it they aren't at all, that's something people should put more emphasis on. Thank you for reading :)
I'm not sure about the veininess, but tenderness is a typical sign of breast growth.
Hi. I'm 17 year old European I guess I havent been affected in the same way that most Americans have of breast obsession. Though, I have never felt too comfortable about my breasts anyways, thinking they were too small. I got my period when I was 13 and my breast only grew a bit after that I had 32A until just recently when they grew to 32B arent my breast supposed to have stopped growing? I know feel the same pain in my breast as I used to feel when I was in my early teens and they started to grow, can they keep on growing at such a high age? I don't think I have the shape of a grown breast either, my nipples are large and puffy compared to my breast size. I would really appreciate an answer. Thanks for a great site, it really helped me get more confident seeing normal breasts and I think it does for many other women as well!
Yes, this kind of "growth spurts" do sometimes happen. I don't think it's anything to worry about - UNLESS they keep on growing for years and years.
We've had women write in whose breasts still grew some even in their early twenties.
But you're right, the usual way is that they grow during those few years of puberty, then stop.
Ok, I'm 14 years old and I was so unhappy with my breasts. When my breasts started to grow, they sorta sagged down, and now they are sagging and uneven too. I felt so conscious about my breasts that I kept away from guys. I used to think that with my saggy and uneven breasts, I would never have a boyfriend that would appreciate me no matter what. I feel so much better knowing that I'm not the only one. I just thought that having weird breasts at an early age meant that something was wrong with me. I still feel a little embarassed, but I think I'll get over it. I finally realized that breasts were never intended for sexual purposes.
I'm just writing to let you know how wonderful I think your site is. I'm 19 years old and a 34A and I am finally at ease with my breast size after years of feeling awful.
I would like to address the issue of bullying, which some other people have talked about on the comments page. I used to be 'friends' (I use this term lightly!) with a girl who would constantly belittle me because of the size of my breasts. We worked in a variety store together at the weekends and a lot of the time when we were working on the lingerie section she would point to kiddies training bras and mock me for being the same size. She used to always try to incorporate my breast size into any conversation we had, it would often be silly little remarks such as: "Oh, I better not jump around because my boobs will bounce all over the place, but you don't have to worry about that, do you!" then she would laugh. It sounds daft looking back, but I always knew that her comments were malicious and it really hurt and damaged my self-esteem. She made me feel abnormal and because of her I hated the way I felt about myself and cursed my small breasts.
She herself was about a C/D cup for a long time. She then lost a lot of weight and her breasts shrunk to a 32B. Suddenly, after this, the nasty comments from her about my size became less frequent. She started telling people how much happier she was about her new, smaller breasts and how much more comfortable it was. It was upon hearing this that I knew, to my greatest shock, that she had actually all that time resented me for having small breasts and was perhaps even jealous. I have never understood how anyone can be jealous of smaller breasts, but I believe that her change of heart proved that, bizarrely, she was. In fact, she had been jealous of me for years. She had also made nasty remarks about my academic capability for years... I even went to visit her one day and found a drawing she had done of my face with arrows pointing to it calling me nasty names!
Last Christmas I finally got fed up with her silly attitude and jealousy and I haven't spoken to her since. Now this toxic person is out of my life I feel a lot happier and my self-esteem is much much higher. I think my story proves that women can be unhappy with their breast size whether they're small or large. What I think is strange about my experience is that men seem to actually really like my breasts and I have never had any nasty remarks from them, from what I've seen it's usually women who become fixated upon what they see as perfection in the media and because of this they become irrationally obsessed with obtaining the perfect size and shape. I don't think that any women should feel that her breasts are abnormal or that they deserve to be belittled, because we are all different and our differences should be celebrated.
Anyway, thanks for a great site, I think it's very inspirational!
Hi. I'm 18 years old and started my period in 8th grade (now in 12th). I have remained the same size of breasts ever since I can remember. Im a 36 A and that's not what I want to be. I'm built athletically, I'm playing a sport in college for next year, and I'm not sexually active. Im not sure why I am so flat but I really want it changed. My sister is a D-DD and mom is a C. What happened!?? Will it change?
It's not necessarily anything that "happened", because this can be perfectly normal course of events. If you play sports, you are probably skinny, and it's normal to have somewhat smaller breasts when you are skinny, because most of the breasts is just fat.
But even if you weren't skinny, your breasts could be small and normal.
It seems hard for me to sometimes to get women and girls to realize this point that SMALL breasts in themselves ARE normal! Many seem to think they are not. Just having small breasts does not mean underdeveloped breasts... they DO have the milk-making apparatus in them, just less fat than other girls' breasts.
See also Small Breasts - Women's Worries article on our site.
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