A great post
I'm a Peer Supporter at 2 of my local Childrens Centres (and training to be a Breastfeeding Counsellor) and I would really recommend going to your local Breastfeeding Support Groups - even if you dont need help its a great way to meet mums who are going through exactly the same as you!
Ideally try to go to your local group before you have your baby too, you can get some great advice and you will know where to go when/if you need help.
Just a little comment on the lansinoh - you can get it prescribed from most Dr's over the phone whoop whoop! So it will be free (maternity exemption!) and only ever use the smallest little bit on the affected part of your nipple & dont slather it all over the whole nipple.
There is lots of help out there for b/f women and mum to mum Peer Support is fantastic in a lot of areas now.