Yesterday, 07:15 PM
All of the above is excellent. If at all possible (and you know the degree of possibility best, as does mom), I would think that if interventions that *might* interfere with breastfeeding are going to be considered, like pacifiers or formula use or bottle use, would be best held off until getting in touch with the LC, just so that that person can have the situation as it currently stands to help you make a plan from, and not any other potential issues as well thrown in. But that is just my own opinion! If you're going to be making an appointment tomorrow, could those things wait until talking with your future IBCLC so that that person and you can craft the best plan, without any added impediments or issues? Again, also, I understand that sometimes we need solutions now.
Have nursing positions been discussed at all? My reading comprehension is failing me, and it's hard to search through on my phone. If mom is not using a laid back or side lying nursing position, I think both would be great to try, to help mom atleast relax her body during these rough days. Side lying was a godsend to me in the early weeks (okay, honest--early months), when I had a frequently nursing newborn (though admittedly not AS frequently nursing).
Best of luck, again. It is hugely important how supportive you are being, too.