Why Are My Breasts Not Growing?

Worried your breasts are too small or are developing too slowly?

Boobs are a big deal. Except when they’re not. If you’re worried your breasts are too small or are taking forever to develop, we’re here to help.

Where Are My Boobs?

Firstly, let’s take a minute to remember that boobs come in all shapes and sizes. They also develop at different times so try not to worry if your best friend is already sporting a C cup and you’re still wearing a training bra. Everyone is different and everyone develops at their own pace. Some women can be in their late teens or even into their twenties before their body is fully developed.

Secondly, bear in mind that development can happen very quickly. One minute you can be flat as an ironing board, the next minute you notice your breasts have taken a growth spurt and you’re having to be fitted for a larger bra. So, try to be patient… your boobs could be on their way!

Sometimes speedy growth can cause stretch marks and this can be upsetting but try to remember that they will fade over time from dark red or purple to a light, silvery tone. Read more about stretch marks here.

My Breasts Are Wonky

If your breasts are coming in wonky, try not to panic. It’s very common to have one boob bigger than the other, especially while they’re developing. You can always pad one side of your bra while you wait for the other to catch up. If you think your breasts are fully developed and they’re still noticeably mismatched in size, go see your doctor for advice. Most women have one breast slightly larger than the other, but if your breasts are fully developed and differ by two cup sizes or more, you could consider surgery, but unfortunately, this isn’t routinely available on the NHS

Good Things Come In Small Packages

If you think your body has developed fully and you’re unhappy with your smaller breasts, there are simple hacks you can try to achieve a fuller look. There are lots of brilliant bras and underwear available to make you feel more confident – a good push-up bra can help you achieve the cleavage you want and nobody can rock a beautiful lacy bralette like a smaller-breasted gal!

If being small-breasted is really affecting your confidence or mood, make an appointment with your doctor to talk over your concerns. You can ask to speak to a female GP if it makes you feel more comfortable. Try not to feel embarrassed – your doctor has seen hundreds (if not thousands) of pairs of breasts during their lifetime and no two pairs look exactly alike. Your doctor is there to help you, not judge you.


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