Originally Posted by layne
It would have been really unusual for a girl to wear a bra in fifth grade where I grew up. At my daughter's school and activities I have seen quite a few straps hanging out on third graders.
This just comes to show that girls are starting to develop earlier and earlier each passing year.Two culprits would be A. today's food supplies including milk, dairy, and animal products have more growth hormones injected than compared to previous decades.B its this media trying to sexualize young girl make them grow up sooner.
Also in this society in both sides one getting either offened or aroused seeing breast buds/nip slips, also having to wear a bra to cover a 8-9yr old's chest under it even wearing a shirt under it in other words sexualizing younger girls.In Europe it's a different story, I remember when my family went to Europe for summer vacation back when my sister was 16 and I was 14 we wear a T-shirt/tank top without a bra under it, and I realized that it was different meaning that both my sister and I didn't get any stares, everyone was minding there own business.When I went to France in my college years a friend that I made over there we talked about this aspect girls/wearing bra, what age they start to wear and what place and situations most go braless.
My sister who has an 11/2 yr old daughter has been in this eating organic foods lifestyle for 13yrs.So therefore she has raised her 2 kids including her 11y.o daughter eating organic foods consuming little dairy products, including filtered reverse osmosis water, etc..As a result they are healthier than there peers .Anyways my 11/2y.o niece is still nearly flat chested that my sister has only bought her a few plain white bra just for formal occasions, also when going to school.She only wears it when going to school and wears clothes when going outside that don't accidently expose her nipples when kneeling/bending down.