I'm also a lactation consultant as well. (The title is simply "breastfeeding educator" here - but I took the same intensive semester-long course with 30 hrs of observation in hospital and community settings that the nurses here are supposed to take if they want the accreditation.)
BUT Sam has a good point - actual IRL support is hugely important. Is your partner taking time off work? Is your mom able to help (and would she actually be helpful)? Is there a baby group at a community center near you? Baby groups are AWESOME sources of support - you would not believe how much better you feel after sitting and talking with a bunch of other moms in the same or similar situations as you, especially if the group is facilitated by somebody kind and knowledgeable. Check out the community centers close to you and see what they have to offer - go meet the facilitators. If you can't find anything, call up the public health unit nearest you and ask the PHNs. They can also be a great source of support and information.
Babytoes, I think "trace" protein can be found in urine if you're a touch dehydrated. If I have a mw appointment early in the am before my morning coffee/tea and water has had a chance to go through, I get that on the pee stick, but not if my appointment is in the afternoon. It really isn't anything to worry about.