I admit, I hate pumping. To me, it is highly uncomfortable / borderline painful, no matter what pump I use. However, we were determined to feed our newborn daughter with breast milk, and since she was not immediately released from the hospital, pumping was necessary. After some research and advice from hospital nurses, I bought this electric double pump by Lansinoh. Electric vs. hand-pump was an easy choice: hand-pumps may work well as a temporary solution, but not long-term, when you need to pump every three hours or so. Electric pump does all the work, minimizing the effort.
Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump consists of a base, two pumps with breast cups, and two plastic bottles that the pumps get attached two. Figuring out how to use the pump does not take long: there are only two controls, "Speed" and "Suction" that you turn on and adjust, making the pump work slower / faster and suck harder / gentler. You can do one breast at a time or both. Being able to pump both breasts at once is a huge time-saver, but it is not very comfortable since you have to hold both bottles, and therefore you can't easily adjust the controls. You'd probably need someone's help for that, as well as to turn off the pump when you are done.
Like I said, pumping is no fun, but if you have a good tool for it, the discomfort can be minimized. This breastpump is such a tool that does its work quickly and efficiently.