The Playtex embrace double breast pump is comfortable and easy to use. I purchased this pump before the birth of my 1st baby. I am now using it for baby #3. It was cheaper than the Medela pump and it has been extremely reliable. I have used this pump several times a day for several months with each baby. It is now 4 years old and it hasn't failed me yet. I have heard of the Medela pumps breaking with very limited use and the cheaper playtex pump is still going strong after 4 years. It is also easier to clean as the milk never comes into contact with the tubing. The only downside is that it is pretty loud. But, other than that this is a great pump.