Menstrual Cycle After Breastfeeding

My cycle wasn't normal at all - in fact, my last regular period was before I got pregnant with Mason in October 2008.

After Mason was born, I breastfed him for 9 months, and got pregnant with Audrey before I ever got my period back. I gave birth to Audrey, and my cycle never came back. I thought it had, as I had some bleeding in the beginning of July, but then in August I didn't have another cycle and tested negative for pregnancy until the end of August at which point I found out I was pregnant with Hayden. When I went in for my first appointment with my OB I told them about what I had thought was my period, but based on the dating of Hayden they said it probably wasn't actually a period, just my body getting ready to re-start my cycle since it would have been an over 50 day cycle based on the dating ultrasound.

Those of you that have gotten a regular cycle back after (or while) breastfeeding, how long did it take your body to really regulate and get back to a normal cycle?

BethSummerville, South Carolina
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Yeah, for now I feel like I'm the luckiest person ever... but to be completely honest, I'm terrified of what is going to happen when my period does finally come back.... and you will be able to laugh at me when you are completely finished with yours and I'm still getting my period at 80 years old ;)
    I was four or five weeks into breast feeding exclusively when I got my period back. I was so depressed.
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    Current: Summerville, South Carolina
    Birth: September 18
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    obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.