The hospital gave this to me when my son was born. They insisted I have an electric, even after I had repeatedly told them how much I liked my Medela manual breast pump. I wanted nothing to do with an electric breast pump. Still, they insisted. I gave it a try. My fears actually did come true. I did get milk out of my breasts pretty fast, but my comfort level was close to zero. We quit using it because I ended up getting a bruise from it. Honestly, I know it is big and fancy, but it proved to me that it is just a myth that an electric will work better. It really all depends on the mother who is doing the pumping, I think. It depends on what you are comfortable with and I hated this. Breastfeeding itself was uncomfortable in the beginning, but it was still more comfortable than an Ameda Purely Yours breast pump AND I got the bonding time with my son. I honestly would not recommend this to anyone. Especially, women who are more sensitive to pain.