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Ugh... my boobs make me mad lol. It is now bathing suit season again and I am so embarassed at my tiny boobs. At 16, I am wondering if they are going to grow any more. My mother has DDs and here I am little A cup. I think I read somewhere that you can have growth spurts up till age 18-19.. is this true? Do you think I will still grow? Is there any tell tale signs that I can tell by. Sorry if I sound totally shallow, its just sometimes I feel like an Alien on this planet of girldom. Its frustrating.
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Just as many women have smaller breasts as women who have larger ones. The average breast size is, not surprisingly, pretty darn average. And amazingly enough, women with breasts of all size can love them (remember too, your breasts, like your hands, aren't merely decorative -- they're crucial body parts that serve an important function regardless of size, not a pair of earrings, love). Your mother's breast size may or may not have anything to do with yours. I know I grew up feeling a bit like a freakaziod because I was the only woman in my mothers' family with larger breasts, while they all had small ones. Thankfully, I got over that feeling pretty easily.

Might your breasts grow more? They might, but at your age, if you started purberty before or at the start of your teens, they likely won't grow much more, no. And there are no "signs."

Which is likely for the best: your energy is best spent learning to like and accept your body as is then looking for signs it'll change.

So hey, pick a bathing suit you like you'll have fun in and feel great in, and start thinking about your body on different terms: as-is can be as great as might-be, and all the better because you've already got it!

Heather Corinna
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Your breasts can keep growing for a few more years, and even if they don't, don't worry about it. My mom has DD's too, and I've got and A and a C. (I am rather lopsided)

If you're really self consious about them, you can buy a padded bra or swimsuit. I understand your frustration, but I doubt many people will make a judgment on you based on the size of you mamory glands.

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