washing bottles was sort of a pain,but no worse than if I had formula fed,and my children were able to recieve the benefits of breastmilk. My twins are 14 months now and I still pump 2 bottles/day for each of them and it only takes me about 45 min total. We are a very busy family and out and about a lot so I found that ep ing worked best for our situation. I would just like for others to realize there are other options if nursing doesn't work for them. The end result is that breastmilk is given wether from the breast or bottle