The double electric pump I bought after DD#1 was born was probably the biggest waste of money for us in terms of baby equipment. I thought I was going back to work, but ended up resigning from my job. I just pumped a few times with DD#1 and NEVER took the thing out of the box with DD#2. I had no need to pump at all and never missed it. In fact, I enjoyed not stressing out about it or having to worry about introducing a bottle or keeping the baby familiar with the bottle etc. It didn't keep me from having a life, doing activities in the evening and leaving my baby with DH for short periods, etc.