Re: Giving up
with the PP. I am sorry you've had such a frustrating experience so far. Hopefully a better LC could help you- hospital LCs are often nurses who have only taken a very short course in breastfeeding, whereas IBCLCs are specialists who have done extended study.
Definitely check out the link in the PP's post. The instant reward and skin-to-skin techniques mentioned in that link are supposed to be very helpful. In addition, you may want to try making bottle-feeding as much like breastfeeding as possible, so that baby doesn't think of breastfeeding as something new and weird. First, open your shirt and cuddle baby close to your bare chest. Tickle her lips with the bottle nipple until she opens wide- that way she won't learn sloppy latch skills from having a bottle slipped into a half-open mouth. Pause the feeding after about an oz of milk, and then resume after switching baby so that she is lying the other way.
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!"