I hesitate to put a breast pump on here, but if you plan to breast feed, I highly recommend you having one in your arsenal from the get go in case you need it for emergencies. My nipples were bleeding and scabby and I wouldn’t have been able to continue breastfeeding if it weren’t for having the breast pump within the first week. You can rent them from most hospitals. Some insurance will cover the purchase of one. Ours did not, but it’s still been integral to my ability to breastfeed LG.