A few things have been harping on me lately in the blogs and here's one of them that people just won't let go of. Why is Michelle constantly pumping and freezing her milk? Well obviously if you'd research it, you'd know that if a nursing mother stops pumping, she won't have any milk at all--it will dry up--therefor once Josie comes home and starts to nurse, there won't be anything to nurse from.
People seem to have a problem with her freezing so much of it. What is she supposed to do with it? Toss it? Big mistake! What if Josie has trouble nursing? That is something you can't foresee--having that stockpile to bottlefeed will be a blessing. Also if Michelle is sleeping, taking a break, or not at home, someone else can feed the baby for her with the stockpiled milk. It will also come in handy to mix with cereal later on. On a bigger note, a more emotional note, it's the one thing Michelle CAN do for her daughter. Right now the nurses are doing everything for Josie while Michelle has to sit by and watch and that has to be heart-breaking. So by pumping her milk, she knows she is giving something of herself to her daughter that only she can give.