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It is hard to say whether or not that is normal. Breastfeeding provides an abundance of the hormone prolactin, which suppresses secretion of estrogen (and ovulation). If you were taking a hormone (progesterone or low-dose estrogen), that sort of counteracts most of the prolactin from breastfeeding.
I guess what I am saying is that, hormonally speaking, you are not the same as a woman who is BF who never took hormones at all, KWIM?
Having said that, I will also say that irregular cycles are *very* common when your fertility is returning.
Hope this helps,
Jean, happy HS mom to Peter (5), Daniel (9) and Lucie (2) and also someone new...