Sin Chew Daily reported that a six-year-old girl from Zhejiang, China, was found to have matured sexually after her mother frequently fed her sweet bird's nest soup and other supplements.
The mother, known as Lee, discovered earlier this year that a small bulge had developed under her daughter's nipples.
She also discovered bloodstains when washing the girl's panties earlier this month, which prompted her to take her to a doctor.
An examination concluded that the girl had reached puberty early because of excessive nutrient intake.
Lee said she was health-conscious and would boil bird's nest soup, honey and other supplements with chicken wings for herself.She said she usually gave her daughter a small share because she enjoyed it and thought it would be good for her health.
Doctors pointed out that excessive nutrient intake could have affected the child's hormone system and accelerated the development of her secondary sexual characteristics.
Report compiled by Sira Habibu, Allison Lai, and R. Aravinthan