Is it normal for cycles to be extra long (and possibly irregular) after having a baby? I had DS in July 10 and had what I thought was my first period July 11. Now it is 43 days later and no sign of my period - I used have cycles 26-31 days long pre baby. I took a pregnancy test and got a negative result. I'm still breastfeeding and quite a bit actually... all of my books are still packed because we just moved. I guess, I'm just wondering if this happened to anyone else. I kind of thought that once I got a period, I would cycle "normally" again.
Long cycles (irregular?) cycles post partum while breastfeeding
It is normal to have delayed ovulation postpartum, especially the first cycle. That cycle can be quite long for some women. It can take around 6 cycles or more to regulate. I am on my 3rd cycle since I got my postpartum AF and noticed a changed in each cycle since it has returned, each one getting closer to my normal.