So to make a long story short, my LO is 6 weeks and she is exclusively breastfed. I pump to relieve engorgement and have an ample supply in the deep freeze. I fed my LO and went out to dinner with my sister who I haven't seen since LO was born, and had a mixed drink with 2 oz. of alcohol in it. I get home and my MIL is there. During the conversation I mention to DH that I had my first drink in over 10 months and my MIL goes and puts in her two sense that I am being selfish and as long as I am breastfeeding I should abstain from alcohol as it will seriously harm the baby. I tell her I have a steady supply pumped if required, and that LO fed right before I left, so the alcohol should be out of my system before her next feed (normally 3-5 hours apart depending on if she's sleeping or awake). She argues with me and says I should feed her the pumped milk for a few days to be sure.
Does anyone know how long it would take for the alcohol to get out of your system? I figured waiting 3 hours after I finished my drink would be fine before I breastfeed her again (I nursed the drink for almost an hour).