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Getting 13 Year Old to Wear a Bra!

A dear friend of mine is having trouble getting her 13 year old to wear a bra. The daughter is quite stubborn, and still embarrassed of anything 'girly' (she refuses to walk through the bra section of a store). My friend is stumped, since she has another daughter, who is 16, who didn't have any issues with bras. The 13 year old is athletic, wears alot of althletic clothes, but won't even wear a sports bra. My friend asked me if I had any ideas and I told her I would ask you ladies. Any ideas?

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does she have an aunt or good family friend that can take her to get fitted for a bra? buy her lunch, make it a special occassion, rather than just a tortured afternoon out with mom?

I just ask this because I have a twin sister who had to start wearing a bra in 5th grade, she was 10.. for whatever reason I soooo did not need one until I was 12 or 13.... and by then I would have rather gouged my own eyes out than go with my mom.... so my step-mother took me (she was younger, cooler (I guess) and less intimidating to me). I feel sorry for my mom (in hind-sight) but she was probably just happy that I started wearing a bra.

IMHO, better to have a friend take her before she is teased at school for not wearing one...

This is tough. camis with built in shelf bras really only work if there's not much to hold up - mostly they just cover nipples. One way to work on this - have the girl stand in front of a mirror naked or just in a cami and jump up and down - watch them wiggle! that is upsetting enough to most girls to get them to understand that they need some support and some coverup because other kids and boys are watching them wiggle as they walk or play in gym.

Choose bras without underwires - cotton only. be sure they are the right size so they don't chafe or constrict. Try different styles - front clip, racing back, etc - to see what's comfortable. wish your friend good luck!

A 13 yo is still a child and may be having a very hard time accepting the changes in her body. And frankly as long as she's not a DD, it probably not all that noticeable that she has no bra. I'm guessing she's wearing baggier clothes or sweaters to hide her chest...why fight her?

Eventually she'll come around to the fact that she needs a bra. Her peers, boyfriend or the 'mean girls' will eventually get through to her and she'll realize mom was right. Until then though, she's just fine to be who she is. I personally don't like bras a bit and will shed them at the first chance I get. Still. They are uncomfortable and confining (even no underwire, sports and other 'comfy bras'). She won't go all the way through life letting them hang out, trust me.

And as for support, its a myth. Its having babies that causes the droop, not the lack of a bra...just don't tell her that :-) GL!!

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Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 02:19:42 -0700

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If a bra is worn 12 hours a day, there was a 1 in 7 risk.

And women who didn't wear a bra had about the same rate of developing breast cancer as a man.

"So what's happening with the bra is that women are preventing the proper flushing of fluid and toxins out of their breasts," said Singer.

Singer claims a bra is too constricting, interfering with the body's lymphatic system.

This causes toxins to build up, eventually causing cancer.

"If you get rid of the bra, your breasts will finally be able to flush out the fluid," said Singer.

But mainstream medical doctors dismiss the study.

"There's no evidence in any of the world research data that I'm aware of that supports the fact that breast cancer risk is increased by wearing a bra or a bra that's too tight," said Dr. Ermilo Barrera of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Barrera says women should get mammograms to reduce risk factors and not worry about their bras.

"Watch their weight, exercise, drink only in moderation and don't smoke," said Doctor Hussein.

Doctor Atif Hussein, Medical Director at the Memorial Cancer Institute calls the bra study interesting, but said, "it really is hard to tell you wearing the bra in itself was the contributing factor."

He says it's not the bra, but the risk factors of the women who wear them that is the deciding factor.

"Women who may be overweight tend to wear bras, therefore I would say the factors that contributed to those women wearing the bra contributed to their high risk rather than the bra itself," said Doctor Hussein. He said the issue should be studied more.

But despite criticism from the medical community, Singer is sticking to his mission saying, "there's absolutely nothing good about bras, it's completely a fashion accessory."

He is encouraging women to banish their bras for better health, saying, "We live in a culture where women feel insecure with a natural bust line, but if the price of fashion is disease, then you have to decide whether you want to participate in that or not."

Singer is now studying women who go bra-free to find out if they have lower rates of breast cancer.

Sorboni Banerjee, 7News.

(Copyright 2008 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Banish the Bra?
No longer just hidden under shirts, Victoria's Secret brought the bra out into the open, making it a real fashion statement.
But could a woman's bra actually be dangerous to her health?
"Our research has shown that the bras issue, we believe is the leading cause of breast cancer", said Sydney Ross Singer, who wrote a book about what he believes is a link between breast cancer and bras.
"In fact to look at breast disease and ignore bras is like looking at foot disease and ignoring tight shoes," said Singer.
Singer's center conducted a study involving five thousand American women, half had breast cancer.
They looked at past behavior, including how tight the bras were and how long the women wore them. Here's what they found:
Women who wore a bra for 24 hours a day, had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer.
If a bra is worn 12 hours a day, there was a 1 in 7 risk.
And women who didn't wear a bra had about the same rate of developing breast cancer as a man.
"So what's happening with the bra is that women are preventing the proper flushing of fluid and toxins out of their breasts," said Singer.
Singer claims a bra is too constricting, interfering with the body's lymphatic system.
This causes toxins to build up, eventually causing cancer.
"If you get rid of the bra, your breasts will finally be able to flush out the fluid," said Singer.
But mainstream medical doctors dismiss the study.
"There's no evidence in any of the world research data that I'm aware of that supports the fact that breast cancer risk is increased by wearing a bra or a bra that's too tight," said Dr. Ermilo Barrera of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Barrera says women should get mammograms to reduce risk factors and not worry about their bras.
"Watch their weight, exercise, drink only in moderation and don't smoke," said Doctor Hussein.
Doctor Atif Hussein, Medical Director at the Memorial Cancer Institute calls the bra study interesting, but said, "it really is hard to tell you wearing the bra in itself was the contributing factor."
He says it's not the bra, but the risk factors of the women who wear them that is the deciding factor.
"Women who may be overweight tend to wear bras, therefore I would say the factors that contributed to those women wearing the bra contributed to their high risk rather than the bra itself," said Doctor Hussein. He said the issue should be studied more.
But despite criticism from the medical community, Singer is sticking to his mission saying, "there's absolutely nothing good about bras, it's completely a fashion accessory."
He is encouraging women to banish their bras for better health, saying, "We live in a culture where women feel insecure with a natural bust line, but if the price of fashion is disease, then you have to decide whether you want to participate in that or not."
Singer is now studying women who go bra-free to find out if they have lower rates of breast cancer.
Sorboni Banerjee, 7News.
(Copyright 2008 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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No longer just hidden under shirts, Victoria's Secret brought the bra out into the open, making it a real fashion statement.
But could a woman's bra actually be dangerous to her health?

"Our research has shown that the bras issue, we believe is the leading cause of breast cancer", said Sydney Ross Singer, who wrote a book about what he believes is a link between breast cancer and bras.

"In fact to look at breast disease and ignore bras is like looking at foot disease and ignoring tight shoes," said Singer.

Singer's center conducted a study involving five thousand American women, half had breast cancer.

They looked at past behavior, including how tight the bras were and how long the women wore them. Here's what they found:

Women who wore a bra for 24 hours a day, had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer.

If a bra is worn 12 hours a day, there was a 1 in 7 risk.

And women who didn't wear a bra had about the same rate of developing breast cancer as a man.

"So what's happening with the bra is that women are preventing the proper flushing of fluid and toxins out of their breasts," said Singer.

Singer claims a bra is too constricting, interfering with the body's lymphatic system.

This causes toxins to build up, eventually causing cancer.

"If you get rid of the bra, your breasts will finally be able to flush out the fluid," said Singer.

But mainstream medical doctors dismiss the study.

"There's no evidence in any of the world research data that I'm aware of that supports the fact that breast cancer risk is increased by wearing a bra or a bra that's too tight," said Dr. Ermilo Barrera of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Barrera says women should get mammograms to reduce risk factors and not worry about their bras.

"Watch their weight, exercise, drink only in moderation and don't smoke," said Doctor Hussein.

Doctor Atif Hussein, Medical Director at the Memorial Cancer Institute calls the bra study interesting, but said, "it really is hard to tell you wearing the bra in itself was the contributing factor."

He says it's not the bra, but the risk factors of the women who wear them that is the deciding factor.

"Women who may be overweight tend to wear bras, therefore I would say the factors that contributed to those women wearing the bra contributed to their high risk rather than the bra itself," said Doctor Hussein. He said the issue should be studied more.

But despite criticism from the medical community, Singer is sticking to his mission saying, "there's absolutely nothing good about bras, it's completely a fashion accessory."

He is encouraging women to banish their bras for better health, saying, "We live in a culture where women feel insecure with a natural bust line, but if the price of fashion is disease, then you have to decide whether you want to participate in that or not."

Singer is now studying women who go bra-free to find out if they have lower rates of breast cancer.

Sorboni Banerjee, 7News.

(Copyright 2008 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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My daughter was the same way. Nothing feminine!! I thought I would go crazy. I just happened to find little sports bras that don't really look like bras and clip in the front. They have no lace and are very plain. Shirts with built in bras are an excellent idea also.

i can't believe what i'm reading is actually from a mother. a bra is an unessential item that women are told they "need". whether or not your daughter wants to wear a bra is her own life decision. i'm not even going to get into the fact that bras are one of the primary causes for neck, back, and shoulder pain and have been linked to constriction of the lymph vessels and breast cancer.

i can't believe you would force your daughter into doing something she's not comfortable with simply because YOU choose to comply to society's disgusting standards of a beautiful woman. what a great role model you are.

To Wendy: Yes a 13 year old NEEDS a bra. My 11 year old needs one. Some just develop faster.

My daughter likes the sports-bra type. She didn't like to wear hers at first either, but I let her know it was necessary and part of growing up, and she eventually came around.

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