Hello! I've been EBF my daughter for 8 months now And I love the experience and bonding I have with her (after 4 months of transition from bottle and sore nipples, etc.) My goal is to BF her for a year. My husband and I had plans to have another baby, and wanted them to be a year or two apart. This was all before we knew anything about breastfeeding. We didn't know it was also nature's contraception! How long before your menstrual cycle returned while breastfeeding?