About 15% of American girls now begin puberty by age 7, according to a study of 1,239 girls published last year in Pediatrics. One in 10 white girls begin developing breasts by that age — twice the rate seen in a 1997 study. Among black girls, such as Laila, 23% hit puberty by age 7
I knew this was the case but seeing the numbers is shocking. No puberty here and Shayel is almost 9 so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my and David’s late blooming will play a large roll.