Here are what some of the top breastfeeding resources say about drinking and breastfeeding!
So, even though an infant has much less body weight, any of these percentage of alcohol in breast milk is unlikely to adversely affect the baby. Bottoms up!” https://www.facebook.com/DrJackNewman/posts/237837423033978
La Leche League says: “Do I have to pump and dump after drinking an alcoholic beverage? As alcohol leaves the bloodstream, it leaves the breastmilk. Since alcohol is not “trapped” in breastmilk (it returns to the bloodstream as mother’s blood alcohol level declines), pumping and dumping will not remove it. Pumping and dumping, drinking a lot of water, resting, or drinking coffee will not speed up the rate of the elimination of alcohol from your body.” http://www.lalecheleague.org/faq/alcohol.html
“Kellymom says: “In general, if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in mom’s blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, mom’s body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels.” http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/lifestyle/alcohol/
MotherMoon Says: “If you’re sober enough to drive, you’re sober enough to nurse! Otherwise, save that milk and use it for a milk bath or for lotion! Nurse on!”