This pump was an absolute lifesaver when my daughter was in the NICU. She couldn't eat right away due to breathing issues so I had to pump around the clock waiting for her to start to be able to eat. We didn't end up purchasing this pump but we rented it from the hospital and it was worth every penny. It's stronger and really gets more than the smaller pumps like it. I definitely recommend it to first time moms and C section moms. Its a great investment that will make those first few weeks so much easier on mama.