tihis pump is a little more on the expensive side, but it is definitely worth it.
In the hospital, I was given a single manual pump from a more popular brand. it took me forever to get anything, and it felt like it pulled more.
with this pump the comfort pads do provide Some extra comfort.
I usually start with the lowest level of suction for a minute or two, then I go to the highest. even at the highest level the pumping is comfortable. I do have flat nipples so I have to push mine further in to get more milk.
but with this pump I usually get about 4 oz per 15 minute session, and my baby is three weeks.
I plan to get the reusable storage cups that double as bottles as well, for when I return to work.
I bought this set in store and it came with a cooler bag too.
with the suction covers, it makes it easier to pump more early on. you can pump, cover, and pump again in a couple hrs.