Re: Is there any hope left for me? (first time poster - sorry it's long)
You NEED to pump more. If you want to breastfeed, you need to be pumping every 2 to 3 hours. After you put the baby to the breast. Babies drink about 24ish ounces of milk a day. Most of what your baby is getting is formula. Your supply will not magically bounce back when your MIL leaves. You have to remove milk from your breasts to tell them to make some more.
You can do this. We can support you through it. But you need to pump often.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months