When Nevaeh Denton turned two she began developing breast buds.
Her mother took her to her local GP only to be dismissed – with the doctor saying said she just had “puppy fat”. But her concerned mother insisted on tests and was told after a round of scans and blood tests that the little two-year-old was undergoing a condition she had never heard of, “precocious puberty”.
When Nevaeh Denton turned two she began developing breast buds. Via ITV.
“I’d never heard of it so we were so shocked. He was amazed, too” her mum Charlene Denton, 29, told The Sun.
“By the time we had the tests done, (the) other breast was beginning to grow too.”
Ms Denton said that Nevaeh has had emotional side effects too.
“Nevaeh is like a proper little teenager. She slams doors and shouts: “You can’t tell me what to do”.
“Her poor little body is being flooded with all these teenage hormones and she doesn’t know how to cope or how to express herself and deal with all these turbulent emotions.”
Nevaeh did not want to be there. Via ITV.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain Ms Denton and Nevaeh, now 4, aimed to raise awareness of “precocious puberty”. But the mother ended up swimming in controversy after she was accused of exploiting her daughter by taking her on national television.
With a shy Nevaeh in her arms, hiding from the cameras and squirming into her mother, Ms Denton explained how her daughter is now on 12-weekly injections of a hormone suppressant called Decapeptyl.
But as she tried to explain her daughter’s condition viewers were predominately interested in how the little girl was faring in front of the cameras.
After the mother and daughter appeared, viewers took to Twitter to express their fears the little girl had been uncomfortable appearing on the show.
But support groups for those going through the condition feared the segment had led to the wrong type of exposure.