This pump is great. Easy to use and clean. You can adjust the speed and suction yourself to get the perfect combination instead of relying on the manufacturer's idea of what will work for you. I wrap mine in a blanket to make it quieter and after a couple minutes I tune it out altogether. Its about as loud as the motor on my baby's swing and no louder than my friends Pump in Style. I use it 4 times a day. It took me about 4 days to get the settings right because I was trying to duplicate the experience my Avent manual pump. That was the wrong thing to do. I keep the cycle at about 75% and the suction at about 25% and I get 2 4oz bottles in about 15-20 minutes. Every time I use it I feel good about not spending the extra money for a Medela. Especially since there is no way for milk to back up into the tubing and motor the way the Medela website warns it can on their products. I cringe every time I see one of them for sale on Craigslist. Do your own research and then buy this system.