Number One: Hormones in milk and meat causing early puberty is NOT a myth. Likewise, in municipal water systems, more and more oral contraceptive residue is making its way into the water supply. Another possible cause of early puberty is any male in the home using testosterone preparations. Have her pediatrician check her out to rule out any major hormonal imbalances that could cause serious problems.
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Last edited at 9:05AM on 7/31/2013
Happens. It's due to a mild hormone change. If she is a little overweight, children with extra weight tend to hit puberty earlier (that's where the "hormones in milk cause child puberty" myth came from.) You might discuss it with the pediatrician, but it's just a sign she's hitting "that age."
If you're worried it's due to other factors, such as abuse, now would be the time to discuss it with her. Don't put the idea in her head, just have a discussion if she's ever felt uncomfortable around someone. Better yet, talk about it with her pediatrician, they are trained to look into and handle that situation.