Re: 1 week and already want to give up
It will get better with some perseverance and in the end it will all be worth it. Some hospitals have a LC service for free, if not, I think that like PP said, it will be worth it to spend the $ now. I am so angry at the nurses in that hospital. Newborns don't need to eat right away, they just need the colostrum. They should know better. Shame on them for not listening to you and your desires to BF.
Keep trying and be patient. I have read many threads here that deal with getting your baby back to nursing so I would suggest that you read about it as much as you can. There is also lots of videos and information online, so check that out too. It is a learned art and you and your baby have to work at it, but it is still early so you still have time. I know how frustrating it can be when your baby doesn't latch (it wasn't easy for me either) but you just have to keep trying. The bottle is being counterproductive, so try to stay away from it as much as you can.
You have all of us here to support you so don't hesitate to ask questions or simply vent.
YOU CAN DO IT MAMA. It is really hard now, the first weeks always are, but eventually it will get better and you will have rewards that last a lifetime.
First time mom to Little Luisa.