Cara Natterson is a pediatrician, consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU, a 3-book series with over 6 million copies in print, and GUY STUFF, all published by American Girl. A graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Cara trained in pediatrics at University of California at San Francisco. She began practicing medicine in Los Angeles, joining Tenth Street Pediatrics where she cared for thousands of infants, children and teenagers.
New breast tissue can be exquisitely tender, so having some material between the skin and a tee-shirt or sweater makes a big difference for some girls. And when something or someone knocks into growing boobs – like a ball to the chest during sports or an accidental elbowing while hanging out with friends – a bra can reduce the ouch factor. If girls feel better about themselves because their new curves aren’t quite as obvious, that self-esteem bump should be recognized.15 May 2021