Re: I want to quit
Anyone who has had a rough nursing experience understands the desire to quit. When my first was a newborn, I fantasized about hopping a bus to Montana (of all places!) and just quitting the whole "mommy" thing. I mean, breastfeeding was supposed to be this blissful bonding experience and instead it just... wasn't.
Years later, I am so glad I hung in there and continued to nurse. I won't kid you- the first few months of nursing and baby care took everything I had, emotionally and physically. But the payoff was immense. It did get easier. I nursed my first child until age 3, and everything from 5 months on was wonderful, and did give me that lovey-dovey bonding experience that eluded me in the beginning.
I know bottles and formula look really appealing right now. One thing to consider- formula is not going to improve the reflux. So you won't get any improvement on that angle if you do switch. The thing that concerns me most in your post is how sore you are. Not being able to wrap a towel around your body... Do you have cracks, or is it just soreness? I am thinking that either the latch isn't right or you could have thrush or a bacterial infection.
ETA: the PPs OALD suggestion is an excellent one!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"