From my personal experience, it took me 10 days before i can really-really breastfeed my child,I always had set my mind before to breastfeed my baby before he was born until he is two, it took nurses and doctors to help me unfortunately none of the above are able to help me, even the nurses had left me with a crying baby not knowing what to do. Got the fake nipples as well, but still not strong and good enough. Baby was crying and hungry, thank god at that particular moment i had bought my breast pump, which then i fed my baby using that during that crucial moment. After 10 days, going in and out of clinics and hospital (due to jaundice), using breast pump, and that fake nipples, asking advice from doctors and nurses, I sat down one morning feeling depressed and upset coz i couldnt breastfeed my baby, my mum sat infront of me and told me we have to stop this and asked the baby to drink her mum's milk, so we sat down with the baby, and what my mum did next was the most amazing thing which is by forcing, I mean force is by forced! She holds my baby's head and force the baby to suck for few minutes without letting the baby to move or breath or let go, of coz it was terrifying for me in the first place to see my baby in that condition but the result was that he could suck and drink the milk out of me, of coz it took few months to adjust, with the pain and everything in the first place, but after that things get so much easier. You need extra patient and support to your wife she needed that the most to have confidence and courage especially when she is new being a mum. Good LUCK and all the best!