When a young girl's body prepares her for puberty, many changes begin to take place 2. These changes signify the beginning of her journey into adulthood and being prepared for these changes will help make these transitions smoother and less stressful for both her and her parents. Knowing what to expect and having open lines of communication with her parents will ease her mind and help her remember that this a natural and ongoing process. One of the first indicators of the onset of puberty is a change in body odor 2. Your sweet-smelling little girl suddenly needs deodorant or antiperspirant and a daily bath or shower becomes necessary for good hygiene. Reassure her that this is natural and that it can be easily and effectively dealt with by bathing regularly.
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The cause is not entirely clear but in some girls there seems to be a slight increase in estrogen production for a short period of time. The estrogen is what causes the breast to sprout. In the vast majority of girls who have this, the breast bud will shrink down again over a period of several months, or if it doesn't become smaller, at least it won't continue to enlarge. The other pubertal changes rapid growth, pubic hair do not occur. When I see girls with premature thelarche, I make sure I do a thorough physical examination, looking for anything that would suggest a more serious hormonal problem. If the rest of the exam is normal, then there is no need for any specific tests.
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As a photographer and doula, Trina Cary constantly sees how incredible the female body is and just how strong new moms are. But this photographer from Canada also knows that not every mom feels empowered during her postpartum journey, especially if she's breastfeeding, and Cary wants to change that. In order to capture this magic while working in Australia, Cary invited a group of diverse nursing moms for a beach photo shoot -- and how the day progressed is nothing short of breathtaking. I couldn't wipe the smile from my face," she wrote on her blog. The whole evening was oozing with empowerment, support, and love.
The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP advises that continued breastfeeding has benefits for as long as mom and child want to do it. And World Health Organization WHO takes it a step further by recommending that babies be breastfed for 2 years or more, as long as all their nutritional needs are being met. One of the benefits of extended nursing is the nutritional boost it can give a toddler, especially a picky one.