At the pregnancy and parent network today one of the women asked "when did your cycle return"? I know from my own experience that even though I exclusively breastfed - my cycle returned within 3 months with my first baby, 4.5 months with my second baby and 7 months with my third baby. The woman asking the question was frequently breastfeeding her nearly 2 year old and her cycle hadn't returned. When did your menstrual cycle return?