Painful Nipples or other

Breastfeeding Challenges?

Get Back On Track Today

Breastfeeding Rescue  is a One on One Video Consultation with a certified Thompson Method Practitioner guiding you to achieve significant, even dramatic results.

This amazing new program will help you resolve your breastfeeding challenge and continue to stay with you until you are back on track with breastfeeding!

A Private Video Consultation will:

Provide an opportunity for a Thompson Method practitioner to observe a full breastfeed by Skype in the comfort of your own home, providing you with professional advice that's unique to YOU and YOUR BABY


Provide you with the opportunity to share your history and individual situation with your practitioner, who will listen and work with you to create a plan to get you back on track.

Provide you with ongoing support in our Premium Support Group until you feel more confident and reassured in your breastfeeding journey.

Common Challenges a Breastfeeding Rescue Can Help With

Painful nipples

Low milk volume

A crying, unsettled or fussy baby

Tongue & Lip Ties

Large or Small Breasts


High Milk Volume

Colic and Reflux

Breast Engorgement & Mastitis

Flat or Inverted Nipples

Going back to work

Transitioning back to your breast
(from a nipple shield, bottle, SNS)

Why would The Thompson Method work, when nothing else has?

The Thompson Method is a new, gentle approach that is backed by research and that challenges commonly taught forceful techniques.  This proven method helps women overcome pain, stress and overwhelm, even in the presence of existing painful and stressful complications.   


It’s likely to be quite opposite to what you will be taught (or have been taught) in most hospitals, and it works!  Thanks to the research, knowledge and experience behind The Thompson Method, women are reclaiming their power so that they can breastfeed their babies for as long as they choose.

Dr Robyn Thompson



Fact:  According to the PhD research, 85% of the women with nipple damage, reported improved outcomes in only one session.

Introducing Rachael Austin - Certified Thompson Method Consultant

Rachael's background experience comes with over 20 years of in Nursing, Midwifery, Child Health, Master of Advanced Clinical Midwifery and a Certificate in Lactation Consultancy. 

Her qualifications have provided her experience in both the hospital system and in Private Midwifery Practice giving her the opportunity to practice Midwifery with Women who chose to birth at home with continuity of Midwife care. 

Rachael joined The Thompson Method Team, to provide online services with and for Women across the world to reach their potential in their unique transitions through pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding and early parenting. 

Together with Dr Robyn, she is passionate about helping Women reach their unique goals. Dr Robyn has been her mentor for over 15 years and they share similar philosophies and I look forward to combining our skills to share Midwifery information with Women.

Rachael Austin - Midwife



Sign Up For A Breastfeeding Rescue Today



What's Included?

With the convenience of Skype, your certified Thompson Method practitioner will be able to observe a full feed and provide you with expert advice based on your individual needs.  Your scheduled time is flexible based on your baby's feeding needs. If your baby is not ready at the scheduled time,we will gladly wait or re-schedule if need be.

Expert Advice


Your certified Thompson Method practitioner is either a midwife, nurse, maternal & child health nurse, LC or all of the above and has successfully completed the Thompson Method Breastfeeding Academy.

Skype or Facetime


It's preferable to use a laptop or desktop computer so that you can focus on your baby.  If you only have a mobile, it's ideal if you have someone with you to hold the phone in place and move it around if required.  Alternatively, you could have it on a stand or selfie-stick.

Free Access to Online Education


We want you to own the knowledge.  That's why, when you book a Breastfeeding Rescue, you'll receive immediate access to The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Program, including the 60 minute Pain-Free Masterclass.

Private Coaching Group


Participate in a private and intimate community of women in the Breastfeeding Rescue Program for 14 days for ongoing support and guidance.  Your questions will be personally answered by your consultant, either by video or in writing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the breastfeeding rescue for?

This program is ideal for any breastfeeding woman who is having breastfeeding challanges: Common Challenges a Rescue Helps Resolve include: - Painful nipples - Low milk volume - A crying, unsettled or fussy baby - Concern about Tongue or Lip Ties - Large or Small Breasts - Expressing (by hand or using an electric breast pump) - High Milk Volume - Colic and Reflux - Breast Engorgement & Mastitis - Flat or Inverted Nipples - Returning to work Anything else that may be worrying you or causing you pain or stress....

How does the the breastfeeding rescue work?

As soon as you've paid for your breastfeeding rescue, you will receive a confirmation email with a calendar of available consultants and appointment times. Simply choose the date, time and consultant that suits you. You will have immediate access to the entire library of education so that you can learn The Thompson Method along the way, or while waiting for your consultation.

How do I access the online education?

As soon as you complete checkout, you'll be required to create an account. Once you log in, your entire library of online education will be instantly accessible. Make sure you join the Premium Support Group too for questions along the way. All the videos are uploaded to be able to access from within the group too!

How do I schedule my appointment?

Once you've completed payment, you'll immediately receive an email with instructions on the next steps. Next steps include scheduling a time on the online calendar, as well as filling in a detailed history for your consultant so that she understands your individual situation and can provide professional advice that's unique for you and your baby.

What's so different about The Thompson Method?

Let's first look at the problem..... Antenatal care is an important part of a woman’s pregnancy, labour and birth journey. But as our hospitals become more systemised, priorities are shifting towards efficiency, rather than the interests of the individual woman giving birth. If she hasn’t gone into labour by 39 weeks, it’s becoming more common for her to be induced. Induction can then lead to other ‘unnecessary interventions’, which often leads to complications at birth, which often then leads to complications as the 3 Golden Hours are interrupted and often delayed. According to Dr Robyn’s research, the commonly taught forceful techniques are closely linked with painful breastfeeding complications such as nipple trauma. All of this can be overwhelming for the mother who has just completed the amazing ‘task’ of giving birth. The Thompson Method is a gentle approach to breastfeeding and is based on an understanding of the breastfeeding Mother and her baby. It’s likely to be quite opposite to what’s being taught in most hospitals. But it’s not just the method; it’s the belief behind The Thompson Method. A belief that every moman and her baby is unique. It’s a belief that every baby will be born in its own time; not at the convenience of hospital policy. It’s an understanding of the importance of the first breastfeed and that routine procedures should not interrupt or delay this precious time between a mother and her baby. It’s knowledge of how breast milk is actually produced that empowers the woman to know what to do and trust that her baby innately knows what to do. It’s having respect for the strength of one woman to give birth to her baby, with full support of how incredible both she and her baby are.

Who are the Certified Thompson Method Practitioners?

Currently, we have two consultants available for one on one sessions: Dr Robyn Thompson Robyn is a Midwife, Nurse, Maternal & Child Health Nurse and was awarded a PhD for her research into why women were being discharged from the hospital system with painful nipple trauma. This research, along with her experience led her to develop The Thompson Method. She is the founder of The Thompson Method. Rachael Austin Rachael has over 20 years of experience in Nursing, Midwifery, Child Health, Lactation Consultancy and holds a Master of Advanced Clinical Midwifery. Rachael has experience in both public and private practice, being involved in homebirth for a number of years working, where she worked with women in a continuity of care model. She currently works as an academic learning advisor though a CQU and also has joined the team here as Head of Education. She is passionate about helping mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. Dr Robyn has mentored Rachael for approximately 15 years and shares the same philosophy about pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Women are Saying

Jillian overcome the pain of damaged nipples with a one on one video consultation and is still breastfeeding. 

Breastfeeding was so painful for Zanna that she considered giving up, until she discovered The Thompson Method.

The Thompson Method is currently being tested by research in one of Australia’s leading maternity hospitals, The Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane and recognised by more and more health professionals every day.  The aim is to improve breastfeeding outcomes for Women and their babies.


Book a Breastfeeding Rescue Today!

Schedule a time for your One on One Video Consultation today!  Appointment times are limited.
Click the button below and after you've made your payment, you'll be taken to the calendar where you can select a convenient time for your appointment with chosen consultant.

​How it works

  1. Make Payment

  2. Schedule a time

  3. Fill in a detailed history





Dr Robyn Thompson

The Thompson Method
47/20 Masthead Drive, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia 4163

P: 0419 315 948


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