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Things to Do to Make Your Breasts Grow

author image Jared Paventi
Jared Paventi is the communications director for a disease-related nonprofit in the Northeast. He holds a master's degree from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University. He also writes a food appreciation blog: Al Dente.
Things to Do to Make Your Breasts Grow
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For decades, American women have pursued a bigger bust line with garments, pills, creams and other products. Junk science continues to bring miracle creams, oils and pills "guaranteed" to work, but there are only a few ways to insure that this actually happens.

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Waiting for Puberty to Finish

The start of puberty varies from child to child, but it generally starts between ages eight to 13. The release of hormones triggers the body's adult development--body shape change, menstruation and breast development, among others. The length of puberty varies as well. Most young women complete their development in their late teens, while others experience developmental changes into their early 20s. Simply waiting for nature to take its course is the key to healthy breast development.


First developed in the late 1800s, breast implants gained commercial success in the 1960s with the ascendancy of plastic surgery. Surgeons make an incision in the armpit, underneath the breast or around the nipple and then insert a silicone or saline implant. The implant increases the bust to the desired cup size. Implants have a lifespan of up to 30 years.


Exercise does not impact the natural growth of one's breasts. However, building muscle mass and tone in the chest and pectoral region can make a woman's breasts appear to be fuller and more voluptuous.

Proper Diet

Women's breasts are made up of a combination of fatty tissue and glands, which produce and secrete milk. When a woman eats, the body's digestive system absorbs nutrients. Excess food mass is expelled as waste, while fat cells will slip into the body. While there is no scientific linkage between eating fatty foods and the size of one's breasts, fatty deposits will deposit themselves in the breast region and eventually increase the bust line. Of course, fatty cells will deposit themselves elsewhere in the body, and their buildup may cause other health problems like high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

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