In this health video learn about the effects of breast budding in very young children.
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Budding in young children. Male Speaker: Quite commonly in about 65-80% of new born girls in particular, there will be the development of breast tissue between the ages of six months and approximately two and half years. We typically see about two to three children per week who come in with that same complaint. It's important that families are reassured that in the absence of any real changes in the body or in the nipple consistent with true estrogen action on the body as we would see in early puberty, this represents a little mini puberty that normally girls go through, that if you will primes and tests the system out for later on in years when the child will in fact go through true puberty. We observe these children, we rarely get laboratory testing, we'll see a child back in three to four months and if there is no significant change, typically this tissue will regress, if not completely, mostly and parents will be reassured of the same.