I decided to rent this from the hospital rather than buy "in case I couldn't breastfeed". That was the beginning of December. Now I am two weeks away from going back to work and need something that I can bring with me. I'm afraid to downgrade to a personal sized pump which isn't as powerful (I currently pump with this on full force), but am afraid to damage the hospital's equipment lugging back and forth. Wish I could afford to buy this model rather than rent.