Right now, don't think about years. Don't even think about weeks, just think about getting through the next feeding.
When your baby is nursing, does it hurt the whole time, or just at the beginning when he's latching on? If the pain gets worse during the feed, then this is a latch issue. Check out www.breastfeeding.com
. They have videos of what a proper latch looks like and how to get one. If you have access to a lactation consultant, it would be a good idea to see one.
Is your baby gaining weight? Does he seem to be growing and filling out his clothes more? Does he have lots of wet and poopy diapers?
When your baby is older, you can absolutely leave him with someone else and go out while breastfeeding. You can either time it so that you nurse him right before you leave and you'll have a good 2-3 hour chunk of time to go out before he needs you again. Or, you can leave a bottle of expressed milk for him. The Avent Isis is a great manual pump for occasional use.
Right now, though, he just really needs his Mum. Whether nursing or bottle feeding, 2 week old babies need their Mums. For the first 4ish weeks, it will seem like he always wants to nurse all the time. This is normal. Growth spurts usually happen at 1 week, 3 weeks and 6 weeks, but they can happen at pretty much any time. You know they're having one because they just want to nurse non stop. If you let them, it will last less than 48 hours and they'll start spacing out feeds again.
You CAN do this! You ARE doing it! Congratulations on your baby boy and on choosing to give him the very best you can as his mother. It sounds like you're doing just great! You're inthe trenches now, but it will get better. Please don't use nipple sheilds or bottles right now unless a LC advises you to. You don't need them. Get yourself a tube of Lansinoh or PurLan lanolin and apply it to your nipples after every feed. This is very soothing and keeps your nipples from drying and cracking.