If you are going to breastfeed, you will most likely need a breast pump. It will come in handy if you ever have to leave town, or just go to an appointment and need a sitter, or you want your husband to help with the night feedings. I used this pump for the first 5 months of my daughter's life. It worked perfectly - and it was pretty easy to use. It had a large bag - so all of my own accessories that I needed were there, so its pretty handy. The nice thing about using Medela is that if you ever have to rent the hospital grade pumps, a lot of the equipment is compatible. You will still have to purchase the membranes, and tubes, but the shields, and the bottles are the same.