Six year-old girl breast buds | Children's Hospital Colorado
Occasionally, early puberty can be a sign of serious illness, especially if it starts before 8 years of age in girls or before 9 years in boys. So when do parents need to be alarmed and take their child to the doctor? When to worry about early puberty When should kids get armpit hair and pubic hair? This hormone also causes body odor and sometimes mild acne. This part of puberty is called adrenarche. Adrenarche is usually normal in girls who are at least 8 years old, and boys who are at least 9 years old. Even when pubic and underarm hair appear in children younger than this, it is still usually nothing to worry about, but your child does need to see their pediatrician for an exam.
And the annoying part? Well, having breasts takes a little getting used to, but there are some things you can do to make them less bothersome. Your nipples can be sore or tender to touch. That means things are starting!
Print From a healthcare professional: I have a six year-old girl with breast buds. How much of an evaluation is necessary? The onset of breast development in girls less than 8 years of age may be the first sign of precocious puberty or more likely a condition referred to as benign premature thelarche. Benign thelarche is most commonly seen in girls who are under 2 or older than 6 years of age.