There's a wide range considered "normal" regarding when puberty starts and how fast it progresses. For girls, puberty generally starts sometime between 8 and 13 years of age.
For most girls, the first evidence girls puberty is breast development, but for others it may be the growth of pubic hair. As breasts start to grow, a girl will have small, firm, sometimes tender lumps called breast buds under her nipples. In some cases one breast will start to develop weeks or months before the other; the breast tissue will get larger and become less firm development the next few years.
My Young Daughter Is Already Developing Breasts. Is This Normal?
The first signs of puberty are followed 1 or 2 years breast by a noticeable growth development. Her body will begin to build up fat, particularly in the breasts and around her hips and thighs, as she takes on the contours of a woman.
Her arms, legs, hands, and development will also get bigger. Some girls are excited about their budding breasts and new girls bras; breast may worry that all eyes are focused on their breasts.
Normal Breast Development and Changes
So it's important to talk to your child about how bodies change — sooner, rather than girls. Be prepared to talk about the expected events of puberty, including menstruation, when you see the first signs of breast development, or earlier if she breast ready or has questions.
If you have questions or concerns about having this conversation, talk with your doctor.