My DD wouldn't latch on. I had intended to BF but instead expressed for a month, then went to formula.
New mums are so hard on themselves. If your best friend was telling you about her BF troubles would you think she was a bad mum because she wasn't able to? I doubt it. All you have to do is love your baby.
My DD doesn't seem to have any negative effects from being bottle fed. She is 10 months now and just has standard colds from day care like every other bub, whether that are breast or bottle fed.
Our bond is extremely close, as in I'm not allowed to leave the room or she cries. She loves mummy cuddles. I honestly don't think she would be any different if she had successfully breast fed.
It seems like SUCH a big thing right now. But I can promise you in a years time you will barely give it a passing thought. Let alone in 18 years time.
I was bottle fed (I had the same issues as my mum) and my sisters and I could not be closer to our mum. And we're all scientists with good health, so don't buy into that nonsense that your child will be smarter if you breast feed.
At the time when I stopped expressing I felt bad. I had some hang ups about not being able to feed my baby. So I kept about 10 tins of formula in the house, and if I popped into town for 15 minutes I took 3 feeds! I've settled down a lot now, only keep 4 tins in advance