THE THOMPSON METHOD
BREASTFEEDING

The gentle and evidence based method for
pain-free breastfeeding

If you want to breastfeed and reduce the risk of painful and stressful complications experienced by so many women, then read on to discover this gentle, evidence based method of breastfeeding that is changing the lives of women and their babies all over the world.

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THE THOMPSON METHOD
BREASTFEEDING

The gentle and evidence based method for pain-free breastfeeding

If you want to breastfeed and reduce the risk of painful and stressful complications experienced by so many women, then read on to discover this gentle, evidence based method of breastfeeding that is changing the lives of women and their babies all over the world.

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Did you know less than 2 out of 10 women are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months?  We are on a mission to change that through evidence based breastfeeding education and support. 

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Build a bond that lasts a lifetime with The Thompson Method

If you are set on breastfeeding because you know it's the highest level of nutrition you can give your baby and you want nothing more than to build that beautiful bond that you have seen other mothers do, maybe friends, maybe family and you want nothing more for yourself and your baby then here's how The Thompson Method can help you. 

The Thompson Method is more than just the technique on how to get a good latch.  It is that, but it’s so much more.  It’s understanding how breast milk is produced so that you have the confidence to trust that your breasts will nourish your baby without fear of low supply.  It’s about being empowered to feel that you are in control of your labour, birth and breastfeeding experience.  It’s having the knowledge to understand that nipple shields, bottles, teats and dummies (pacifiers) will impact on your breastfeeding journey and so much more.

If you’re serious about breastfeeding your baby, avoiding pain from latch issues, low milk supply and you want to avoid reflux, colic and an unsettled baby;  If you have flat or inverted nipples, large breasts, small nipples, or are concerned that your baby may have a tongue tie; If you want to breastfeed but feeling anxious, The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Course will help reduce your fear and increase your confidence and help you uncover your full potential as a breastfeeding mother.

This is not your everyday antenatal or breastfeeding course that you’ll find at your local hospital or health clinic.  The Thompson Method is evidence based education that will reduce your risk of painful, damaged nipples and other common breastfeeding complications.  And while there are many health professionals locally and online, they’re NOT teaching what Dr Robyn Thompson teaches in this program.

Join the Thompson Method breastfeeding course with thousands of other mothers today to avoid pain, be fully prepared for your birth and breastfeeding journey and build a bond with your baby that lasts a lifetime

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What exactly is The Thompson Method?

The Thompson Method is a gentle, evidence based method towards a gentle birth and pain-free breastfeeding experience. It was created by Dr Robyn Thompson, a midwife with over 45 years experience who was awarded a PhD for her research into why so many women were being discharged from hospital with painful nipple trauma and other breastfeeding complications such as engorgement & mastitis.

The Thompson Method challenges the forceful breastfeeding techniques, linked with painful nipple trauma, that are commonly taught in most hospitals.  It’s for ALL women who want to breastfeed, but particularly those giving birth in the hospital system because it offers a gentle alternative to help women AVOID the most common and painful breastfeeding complications.

But it’s more than just the technique on how to get a good latch.  It is that, but it’s so much more...

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An open letter to breastfeeding women and expectant mothers...

From Dr Robyn Thompson founder of The Thompson Method

An open letter to breastfeeding women and expectant mothers...

From Dr Robyn Thompson founder of The Thompson Method

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Less than 15% of women are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months, and many feel forced to give up due to painful complications.

So why is it that many women are able to avoid or overcome breastfeeding complications by using The Thompson Method?

Simply put, it’s because of the gentle approach based on my PhD research and 45 years experience as a midwife, that is respectful to you and your baby as unique individuals.

I’ll be frank with you.

My role is not to tell you what to do.  

No, my aim is to share my information with you, so that you can make informed decisions.

Even in unexpected situations.

Why is this so important now?

Because women are being rushed in, through and out of the hospital system and it’s impacting on their breastfeeding journey.

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I have said before that in our hospital system, women and my professional colleagues working within the system are at risk of becoming Victims of the System.

Now, more than ever before, evidence based information is the key.  And when you understand that the events that occur during your labour and birth, greatly influence your breastfeeding journey, it will make much more sense.

I do acknowledge that there are times when intervention is necessary, and this is when our hospital system is at its best.

But when intervention is recommended unnecessarily, say for the convenience of some individuals or because of hospital policy, it often creates a cascade of intervention… increasing the risk of further intervention, increasing the need for opiate pain relief and ultimately increasing the risk of painful breastfeeding complications.

If you want to breastfeed and reduce the risk of the common complications, I encourage you to consider the Thompson Method Breastfeeding Course.

With some gentle guidance from my team and I, you can gain the knowledge from one reliable source to make informed decisions with confidence that are the best interests of you and your baby.

I look forward to supporting you as you prepare for your pain-free breastfeeding journey.

To your success,Dr Robyn Thompson
Founder  |  The Thompson Method

An important message for any woman wanting to breastfeed

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What Inspired The Thompson Method?

With the unique perspective of working both in the hospital system and with women who chose to give birth in their homes, I found myself asking “Why were women being discharged from the hospital system with, in some cases horrific nipple trauma, when the women who gave birth at home were not?" 

 It was this question that inspired me to review the commonly taught breastfeeding techniques and the anatomy of the breastfeeding baby.

This led to 7 years of research for which I was awarded a PhD 
and ultimately led to the evolution of The Thompson Method where I now spend my time helping thousands of pregnant women, who would like to breastfeed and breastfeeding mothers avoid or overcome painful breastfeeding complications such as nipple pain, mastitis, and engorgement. 

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Does The Thompson Method Work?

The Thompson Method has helped thousands of women have a pain-free breastfeeding experience. But don't just take out word for it. Read Real Stories from Real Women who have tried The Thompson Method. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Caroline J

No tongue-tie issues breastfeeding and no nipple shield needed thanks to The Thompson Method

'I just delivered my son at 37 weeks and he ended up having to be rushed straight to the NICU. He wasn’t able to breastfeed for the first 24 hours and by the time he could, it wasn’t perfect. However, the Thompson Method Breastfeeding course gave me the confidence, knowledge and patience to work with him to get it right. Out of pure curiosity, I did end up meeting with the hospital lactation consultant who, to my horror, IMMEDIATELY informed me my son had a tongue tie that needed to be fixed, said I would HAVE to use a nipple shield with him and then tried to have me grab the back of his head and shove him on me. No! I politely thanked her and asked her to give me some time. She came back today in disbelief that he has fed repeatedly with no nipple shield, no tongue tie issues and is getting fully satisfied each time. Rest and digest for the win! Thank you Thompson Method!'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Jennifer D

On the verge of giving up due to severe nipple pain

'I love looking down and finding my baby staring up at me. Thanks to The Thompson Method for getting us here despite a traumatic, extremely painful beginning! We're at 3 months exclusively breastfeeding now.  I was on the verge of giving up due to severe pain, but encouragement from my mom led me down a YouTube trail that landed me at the Thompson Method videos. So thankful for this group! We're 100% pain free and breastfeeding is now one of my favorite parts of being a mom'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Lauren L 

If you are asking yourself does The Thompson Method work? I'm proof that it does...

'I had never successfully breastfed any of my other 2 children past the first few days so I was determined to breastfeed my daughter Lola for as long as I possibly could. I found Dr Robyn Thompson by chance when Lola was 5 months old after someone posted that she was searching for mums who were struggling to feed babies with tongue ties. I had already had my daughters tie corrected a week or so before but was still having issues. I met with Dr Robyn and The Thompson Method team and it was the start of everything happening so beautifully and naturally when it came to breastfeeding. They were always there for me when I needed them for support and any little issues arose. I wish I had known about the Thompson Method breastfeeding course from the very start! Still breastfeeding Lola at 14 months now and no stopping us ❤️❤️❤️'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Natalie W

Our breastfeeding journey is already 1,000x better than my last four thanks to The Thompson Method

'I am SO excited! SO EXCITED!! I actually WANT to breastfeed my baby after birth. She’s a little over 24hrs old, and our breastfeeding journey is already 1,000x better than my last four. By this time I usually had cracked and bleeding nipples, but thanks to The Thompson Method, it is painless and inviting. We are working on some fine tuning, which is going amazingly and a little tenderness, as she came early (induced due to preeclampsia) and my nipples were still tender before she was born. But overall, things are going amazingly and she latches like a champion all on her own.'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Sherry C

I can't love The Thompson Method enough

'I can’t love this program enough! I want the world to know about it! When I was pregnant, an ad appeared on my Facebook feed about The Thompson Method. I asked around and no one had heard of it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the money and have it be useless information. I pondered it for awhile and finally decided to take the plunge. You see, my sister was convinced she couldn’t breastfeed and I didn’t want that to be the case with me. Well I’m thrilled to announce I’ve presently breastfed my baby for almost an entire year! No bottles, pacifiers, nipple shields, nipple trauma, and no ending in sight! The content is rich and full of insight and deep knowledge. It’s gentle and beautiful just like Dr. Robyn herself! I came to be soothed and in love with her voice and her being! I’m so eternally grateful to Dr. Robyn for producing a program with her knowledge as a midwife. It’s more than just a breastfeeding course. It’s pregnancy, birthing, postpartum, and breastfeeding support. It should be the new authority. Thank you Dr. Robyn'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Sarah J

Thompson Method Breastfeeding Review 'I suffered low supply'

'I suffered low supply from several contributing factors and although I am yet to have a second baby, I will definitely be going into my breastfeeding journey second time around prepared. I will be prepared because I have learnt so much from the program and will utilise that knowledge throughout my pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey to lead me into a successful second time around without having to fix the damage caused by mixed information.'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Jessie J

The Thompson Method of breastfeeding was a game changer for me

'I am so thankful I found The Thompson Method. I had not been successful in breastfeeding my first two children after many failed attempts (pain, low supply and mastitis to name a few). When I fell pregnant with my 3rd I knew I was going to breastfeed, I was determined. Someone had recommended the The Thompson Method of Breastfeeding in a mothers group and had great success with it. I signed up to the program when I was 30 weeks pregnant. It has been hands down the best decision I have made. I am now 11 months EBF, no pain, beautiful supply and I couldn’t be prouder or happier. The knowledge and support you receive is unprecedented. A big shout out to Dr Robyn for creating such an amazing community and program'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Heather D

Never, even after 4 babies, did I think I'd make it this far into my breastfeeding journey, thank you Dr Robyn Thompson

'I want to share our 3 month accomplishment! Never, even after 4 babies, did I think I'd make it this far into my breastfeeding journey, it always fizzled out by week 3. I want to thank The Thompson Method, Dr Robyn Thompson and all of the people that contribute to this program. I learned so much and now have been able to do what I thought was impossible since he was only 7 minutes old. The bond I have and the smiles he gives while nursing is the BEST feeling I could imagine.'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Anna K

The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Review 'Heres to 8 teeth, a lip tie, starting work unexpectedly, and 13 months of pain-free breastfeeding going strong!!!'

'Thank you Dr Robyn Thompson, The Thompson Method and Breastfeeding Club Admins.

My daughter had her first dental appointment yesterday and we discovered she apparently has a significant lip tie. The pediatric Dentist actually said "if I had a line up of babies and had to pick just one that would definitely not be successful breastfeeding, it would be her." He was so impressed that we have made over a year of successful breastfeeding and she was EBF from day 1 until she started solids when she was ready at about 8 months.
Heres to 8 teeth, a lip tie, starting work unexpectedly, and 13 months of painfree breastfeeding going strong!!! Would not have been able to do it without all of you.

This is OUR victory! WOOP WOOP!'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Christina H

Is The Thompson Method Worth It? 'Yes!'

'We are finally successfully breastfeeding every meal 🙌🏼🎉💗 My baby is 5 weeks old and before finding the Thompson Method breastfeeding course I was in true breastfeeding hell. We had all the wrong advice, a tongue tie, bottle feeding and a pacifier advised/ given by the hospital staff on day 1… it all resulted in bleeding, cracked, and bruised nipples by day 3.

The whole left boob was a giant clogged duct. I started pumping to let the nipples heal but later learned I had the wrong pump size and style… so pumping and bottle feeding resulted in burned and bruised nipples. I couldn’t even dry off with a towel after showing without being in terrible pain when the towel lightly brushed them. After getting the Thompson Method breastfeeding course 2 weeks ago and applying the Thompson Methods, my baby’s latch is so much better and he doesn’t bite anymore. We are loving the breastfeeding life and so grateful to have found Dr Robyn Thompson. I took this pic at an angle, it’s my favorite so far, like peek a boobie!🤣😍💗'

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Kpop

From miserable to happy in 24 hours

My baby is 9 weeks. So for the past 4 weeks or so my baby’s breastfeeding has gone from great to absolute rubbish. It started with a little bit of fussiness and quickly progressed to an absolute nightmare the past week, to the point where every feed was traumatic. She was crying and screaming during feeds, after feeds, in between feeds. I didn’t know if it was colic, silent reflux, gas/wind, a cold, I had no idea. I’ve sought advice from my GP, a midwife, my maternal health nurse and the breastfeeding association. I was told it’s normal, just a stage or a leap. I was feeling so deflated and I’d heard a lot about the Thompson method so decided in my pits of despair to give it a go. The difference in just 24 hours is incredible. I’m shocked! My baby has been feeding amazingly, not crying at all during feeds or after feeds and not pulling her legs in wind pain at all. She’s just happy, super chilled... It’s unbelievable. I wanted to post so that if anyone is struggling, this really (so far) has worked for me, it’s like she’s a different baby. Oh and she slept her longest stretch last night, 6 hours!! 


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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Sophie G

The Thompson Method has totally changed the game for us with breastfeeding.

The Thompson Method has totally changed the game for us with breastfeeding. This is my second child and our feeding journey has been so magical, the way Dr Robyn discusses and explains things is so clear and thoughtful - I wish the whole of the UK health care would take up The Thompson Method. I’ve experienced next to no pain at all and we are four weeks in with a baby who has tongue tie which generally makes a painful latch, but with her help I am genuinely enjoying every moment. The best thing I ever did was start this programme in my pregnancy! My nipples thank me every day too.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  FTM, South Africa

The Thompson Method completely changed my life and saved my breastfeeding journey.

Dr Thompson is a nurse with a LOT of experience. She bases her advice on evidence-based research that she conducted herself. 

Her approach is gentle and straightforward. Within 24 hours, I was breastfeeding pain-free. Simply by following the advice on her  Facebook group. 

Another few months and I had managed to wean my son from the nipple shield. I was getting more sleep, my breasts had healed and my son was healthy.

Source: Newmom.co.za


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Kelly F

The Thompson Method Reviews 'I thought I knew pretty much everything about breastfeeding'

'My 6th baby, Jacob, came literally "flying" into the world back in May, after successfully breastfeeding my 5 other children, I thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know, I couldn't have been more wrong.

My problems began whilst still in hospital (I didn't know that then) from not getting the 3 golden hours to being rushed to get showered and moved to another ward.

My nipples were pretty much damaged before I left the hospital after only 24 hours.

Once I was home things quickly spiralled down hill for the worse, Jacob started to take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to latch, to completely refusing to latch, he would scream the entire time and I would cry silently beside him, thinking that I was the worst Mum.

I had cracked bleeding nipples, I was engorged and mentally I was not in a good place, and worst of all Jacob was not gaining any weight.'

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