I sure wish I would have splurged on this pump when I had my son, years ago. He never wanted to nurse and I just purchased a cheap manual pump that would not even give me a let down.
When I became pregnant with my daughter, 2 years ago, I started researching pumps immediatly. I knew I wanted to try to nurse again, but wanted a good pump in case she decided not to latch.
This pump is rather easy to use. I only needed about 20 min. to 1/2 hour reading the manual and then I was basically good to go on pumping. It did take a few tries to gage the right speed so the suction level was comfortable and enough milk was being pumped.
My daughter ended up, in the end being a champion nurser, but I still used my pump. I went back to work two days a week, and my pump went with me. Whether at work our out on the town, I could use my pump wherever I could find a door. The pump comes with and A/C Plug and a battery pack. The battery pack does take 8 AA batteries, but they for 3-7 pumps, depending on how long your sessions are. You can also purchase a car adapter to plug into your car.
This comes with milk storeage bottles, a little travel cooler and a reusable ice pack.
This pump is worth the money and its weight in gold!!!