I wish I had these at the very beginning of my pumping journey. This is probably the 5th pumping method I have tried. Being an exclusive pumper, I have tried a lot of pumps. This one is the most comfy one so far and I like it that works well with my Spectra machine (which I am most comfortable with the setting). It also works with all the Avent bottles I have. My production stays the same but without the pain! It does take a little time to get used to the silicon pump, so if you under produce for a couple sessions at first, don't be alert, just keep figure it out for a little longer.
This pump is a life-saver especially if you gets activated emotionally during pumping due to past experiences. Being a newborn parent is extremely hard, pumping is soooo difficult and can be very traumatizing for some. To all the moms struggling out there, hang in there! Don't let anyone else tell you your pain isn't real. Don't give up and just accept the pain, keep finding a solution that works for you!