I carried my twins to 40 weeks and baby A, DD, was breech pretty much the whole time so I had a c/s. I had built it up to be this horrible thing. I read so much about immediate imprinting and was worried about not being able to fully bond with the kids etc etc. But when Aurora wasn't going to turn it around that didn't leave a whole lot of room for negotiation. Turns out my c/s was a breeze and my recover was easy. My doc was fantastic, the kids stayed with us in the recovery room and I was encouraged to nurse them immediately.
My babies are 6 months old and still super nursers. I attribute this success to the LC at the hospital, my two boppies (one for downstairs and one for upstairs, my ez2nurse twin nursing pillow and my medela pump in style. When the kids were brand new and really floppy, the ez2nurse pillow provided more support for tandem nursing. Once the babies were a little more sturdy and we'd all gotten the hang of nursing I was able to tandem nurse on the boppies. (I am now trying to master tandem nursing while laying down so we can all have a nurse and snooze.)
I was also super paranoid about the kids not getting formula or being bottle fed. I put so much pressure on myself and I was so exhausted that I was a total zombie the first weekish and an emotional wreck from lack of sleep. One day a LC from the hospital called to check up on us. I ended up bursting into tears on the phone w her bc I was so worried about giving the kids bottles bc of nipple confusion. She gave me the best advice ever. She told me I needed to stop putting so much pressure on myself, I needed to sleep and to let someone else feed these kids and if that means a bottle then it's not the end of the world. One bottle a day out of 10 - 12 feeds a day (per kid) isn't going to confuse them. The babies need a mom who is relatively rested and in a good place and if that means feeding them from a bottle then so be it.
My kids lost weight a few days after they were born, ps all babies do, and it totally freaked me out. The nurses and ped suggested I supplement w a couple ounces of formula after a feeding once or twice a day and again I freaked out. I think a lot of mothers and moms to be think it HAS to be all or nothing and the reality is that most of life happens in between. If you stress yourself out about milk production, guess what, your milk production suffers. We can't make milk if we're stressing out about making milk. My kids got a little formula for about two weeks, I think, I still pumped after each feeding and pretty soon I was meeting their demand and the formula supps stopped and my kids are thriving.
Sorry if I sound all preachy, I know some babies do experience nipple confusion and the supps might not work for everyone but stressing out over it isn't going to help either. The babies might be tiny and seemingly oblivious to what's going on around them but they can sense when we're tense and stressed and that's not going to help your cause.
Regarding help, my mom came to stay with us for two weeks right after the kids were born, we hired a night doula that came two nights a week (10pm - 6am) for about 4ish weeks, and my MIL came to stay one night a week for about a month too. DH is a teacher and the babies were born about a month and a half before the end of school so he was home with us all summer. Also we have someone come to clean our house twice a month. She started coming before the babies were born bc when you're making people you can't be cleaning too...at least that was my motto.
Sorry if this is way too much or more info than you wanted. I just know how unsure I was when I was in your spot and hearing that I had to have a c/s was like a sentence to me. It wasn't that bad at all, actually it was nice to have a few extra days in the hospital with nurses who knew what the frack they were doing and who could teach me their ways.
Congratulations on your bambinos and good luck