a) I should note that I'm aware of La Leche league, and if we continue to have trouble breastfeeding, we're planning to get in touch with them, and/or possibly hire a lactation consultant for some one-on-one coaching. Lots of my friends have had trouble breastfeeding, and have strongly recommended getting help as needed.
b) And I should also note that I know lots of people who were fed exclusively on the bottle -- Kevin, for example, who was two months premature. And they turn out just fine. So while we'd like to breastfeed as much as possible, both Kev and I agree that we shouldn't make ourselves crazy trying to do it. Easier said than done, though -- the not going crazy bit.
c) The nurse just told me that last night's bilirubin went down from 11-ish to 10-ish. So that's good. Down is good. Now we just wait on this morning's lab results, and then the pediatrician's decision on what's best to do next.