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15 Jul 2010

Daughters puberty
Hi Dr Bets. My daughter is now 9 and a half. We noticed a few days ago that she now has hard lumps under both nipples (I assume these are breast buds?) and I understand this to be the beginning of breast development. My question is that she started to grow pubic and underarm hair before the breast buds appeared - she started this about a year ago. I understand that periods begin approximately 2 years after breast development. Will her periods begin sooner because the pubic hair grew first and then the breasts? A little confused and a little concerned as I would just like to be prepared. Please advise.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Nicky
No it does not indicate that her periods will begin earlier. Interestingly most girls will start menstuating when their average weight is about 48 kgs.
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