i have an 8 week old, that has only had formula once. weve had our problems, for the first three weeks he had the hardest time latching. he still falls asleep breastfeeding. its normal. they are so relaxed and secure they fall asleep. i thought about giving up as well, and i cried. lord did i cry. im not going to tell you that you have to push through. you need to do what you feel is right. i agree breastfeeding is best. but considering pumping and then bottle feeding. true its a hassle, and god is it time consuming. but you can still be comforted that baby is getting your milk and your nutrients. hope it helped! stay strong. itll get better.
Don't give up! It becomes so much easier. Your baby probably just wants to suck. Try a pacifier or have your partner hold, rock, shush, swing, etc. Also, consider side lying nursing to give you some rest. Or, have your partner wake up to give a full bottle of formula, and let you rest completely. Infants go through many stages, and none or them are permanent or last very long. In the long run, breast feeding is WAY easier that formula. Imagine getting up everynight to heat water for formula, wash bottles, etc. Instead, you can just pop your nipple in your baby's mouth! Also, breatfeeding is free, formula will cost you over $1000 a year. You're doing great!