Do you co-sleep? so she can nurse throughout the night? do you use a pacifier? Both of these can cause longer than usual stretches of time between nursings, and stimulate the return of your cycle. But we are all different. Too bad for you! It would've been nice to have a much longer break. The norm is 6 months, but yes, some go longer. I went 2 yrs with one of mine, but he nursed abt every hour all that time. Well, one longer stretch at night usually.