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My daughter?s right nipple is sore when touched and feels hard under the skin. She is nine years old.

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Breast growth is one of the first signs that you’ve hit puberty. Your breasts may be sore at first but this will fade as they grow. This happens in steps:

  1. Small, tender lumps called breast buds appear under your nipples.
  2. Your nipples and the skin around them called the areola get bigger and darker.
  3. The area around your areola starts to grow into a breast.

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Of course! She might be beginning puberty "early" according to the average consensus but lumps under the nipples and tenderness are some of the first sign of puberty as well as the beginning of breast growth.

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