apifera, I do not usually share my personal story with moms who are having a hard time, because I don't ever want to sound like "Well I did it, so can you." Every mother and baby is different. But since you asked, I will tell my story. I hope it helps.
My oldest baby was born 10 years ago this summer after a traumatic labor and c-section. We were separated for 4 hours after his birth, and by the time we left the hospital he was totally refusing one breast and, when he did nurse on the other side, it was excruciatingly painful. The nurses at rteh hospital were kind but did not have the training to help. There were some concerns about weight gain, and when I asked for help with breastfeeding at his doctors appointment a day after being discharged his pediatrician told me “you won’t get a medal for breastfeeding.”
when my oldest baby was about 10 days old, your baby's age, he could nurse-but I remember distinctly sitting on my bed sobbing. I cried so loud I scared baby and HE started to howl. Oh I felt so horrible! - He would take 45 minutes to latch, 45 minutes to nurse, and then I had to pump. And I was supposed to do this every two hours! My nipples were cracked and bleeding. I was using a nipple shield because that helped him to latch, but oh how I hated that thing.
When my baby was two weeks old my husband went back to work at his new, very demanding job. We had moved across country so he could take that job, so I had no family or friends within 1000 miles. It was just me and baby struggling all day long.
I saw two different IBCLC's. The second one, I saw twice. Each session was about 90 minutes. They were both very good IBCLCs but we were a tricky case!
Somehow we kept working at it. Latch came easier. Nursing sessions slowly got slightly faster. After about 6 weeks I was able to stop pumping which I was doing after every nursing session because at the time that was the recommendation when using nipple shields. Finally, after about 8 weeks, I was able to nurse baby without the shield. He was a very fussy baby for many months, who needed lots of time being held and walked and comforted, and I was a new mom with zero baby experience who worried all the time about everything, but slowly slowly the breastfeeding part of it got less difficult.
I went on to nurse him for years. Nursing became not only not a horrendous chore, which it certainly was in those early weeks, but a joy. And as an LLL Leader, I have talked to many many many moms with really rough experiences in the early days who went on to nurse happily. Of course I have also talked to moms who were ultimately not able to nurse or who thought it was better in their case to stop trying to nurse.