The Thompson Method

Professional Edition

A program for Health Professionals dedicated to improving breastfeeding outcomes for their clients.


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Normal Price $397AUD

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The Thompson Method

Professional Edition

A comprehensive online program covering a detailed and anatomical account of The Thompson Method for health professionals dedicated to improving breastfeeding outcomes for Women and their babies.

What's In The Program?

Learn from Dr Thompson as she shares her knowledge and experience gained from over 45 years as a nurse, midwife, maternal and child health nurse and breastfeeding specialist.

​Discover the history of how the statistical research evolved and what were the most compelling observations of women experiencing varying degrees of nipple trauma in the early postnatal period.

Gain a detailed account of the underlying anatomical factors that inspired The Thompson Method, in particular the Cranio Cervical Spine and the Intra Oral Cavity of the newborn baby.


What is The Thompson Method and What’s So Different About It?

The Thompson Method is a gentle, evidence based method of breastfeeding and is based on an anatomical understanding of the breastfeeding mother and her baby.  The method challenges commonly taught, forceful techniques that have become problematic for breastfeeding women experiencing painful complications.


But it’s not just the method; it’s the belief behind The Thompson Method. 

The belief that:

Every woman and her baby is unique.  

Every baby will be born in its own time; not at the convenience of hospital policy, placing both women and the health professionals within the system under pressure

The first breastfeed is SO important in a woman’s breastfeeding journey

Routine procedures should not interrupt or delay the first breastfeed

Forceful techniques should be avoided at all costs

It’s about sharing the knowledge of how breast milk is produced to empower 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.

The aim of The Thompson Method is to share factual information with women during pregnancy so that they can be more empowered and confident when giving birth in hospital and to increase the likelihood of a better start to breastfeeding.


The Thompson Method was created by respected midwife, breastfeeding consultant and nipple trauma expert, Dr Robyn Thompson.

The aim of Robyn sharing her knowledge, experience and wisdom with women and health professionals is to improve breastfeeding outcomes and prevent common breastfeeding complications such as painful nipple trauma, breast engorgement and mastitis.

In 2014, Dr Robyn was awarded a PhD with the main question being “Why do so many women present with breastfeeding complications, particularly varying degrees of painful nipple trauma in the early postnatal period?”

Dr Robyn would like to acknowledge the women, babies and the families who generously shared their breastfeeding experiences for the purposes of this education program.

Dr Robyn Thompson


The Thompson Method Professional Program includes:

7 Modules, over 25 Videos - Dr Robyn Thompson (founder) presents a series of educational videos to develop an anatomical understanding of The Thompson Method.

Online Assessment - Each module concludes with an assessment to help you monitor your progress in the course.  Maintain a diary record of the time spent completing this course to go towards CERPs (Recommended 8 Hours)

Education Content - Dr Thompson discusses topics that include anatomical principles to reduce the risk of painful nipple trauma, breast engorgement and mastitis.  Also included is a review of commonly taught techniques closely associated with painful nipple trauma in her research.

Breastfeeding Club Membership - Participate in a community of like minded professionals and breastfeeding women who support The Thompson Method. Participate in regular Q&A Sessions with Robyn and information sharing.

**Case Conferencing via Live Skype Consultations**


Challenging cases may be addressed via a Skype consultation with Dr Thompson, yourself and your client. 


Contact Joanne at or call 0419 315 948 for more information

In Dr Robyn's research, 85% of women with nipple damage were using a commonly taught forceful technique that's being taught in most hospitals today.

"Midwife friends...Dr Robyn Thompson has some amazing success stories. Her technique goes against everything we've been 'teaching mums'. It challenges your thinking and makes you question how much damage we may have 'helped along the way'. I've worked with Robyn when she helped a few of the women I've looked after over the years who've had issues, with amazing results!"

~ Alexis L.

Enrol in the The Thompson Method Professional Program Today


SAVE 40%

Normal Price $397AUD

JUST $237



How Will The Thompson Method Professional Program Benefit You?

By sharing a gentle and evidence based approach that will improve breastfeeding outcomes for your own clients, such as avoiding or overcoming complications such as painful nipples, low milk supply, breast engorgement and mastitis.

Module 1

First & Early Breastfeeds

The Importance of the First Breastfeed

Increasing Milk Production in the First 72 Hours

Feeding from Both Breasts Each Feed

The Rest and Digest Period

The Crying and Unsettled Baby

Module 2

Understanding Nipple Trauma

Common Contributors to Nipple Trauma

Implications of The Cross Cradle Technique

The Importance of Gently Cradling the Baby

The Significance of The Cranio Cervical Spine

The Intra Oral Cavity of the Breastfed Baby

Module 3 & 4

Face to Breast Symmetry & Simulation

What is Face to Breast Symmetry?

The Importance of Fine Tuning

The Process of Simulation

Mother Baby Separation

Breastfeeding after a C-Section

Module 7

Intra-Oral Devices

Bottles, Teats and Dummies

Unpacking a Variety of Teats

Implications with Intra Oral Function

Using a Nipple Shield

Nipple Shields and Nipple Trauma

Module 6

Common Baby Behaviours

The Stimulating and Swallow Reflex

Observing the Baby’s Cues

The Fussing and Breast Refusing Baby

The Sleepy Baby

Breastfeeding and Nappy Change

Module 5

Other Common Complications

Breast Engorgement and Mastitis

High Milk Volume / Fast Flow

Flat or Inverted Nipples

Concerns about Tongue Ties


This comprehensive program already includes thoughtful and evidence based information from experienced midwife and breastfeeding specialist Dr Robyn Thompson, but there’s more….

Bonus #1 Lifetime Membership to the Breastfeeding Club

Gain LIFETIME membership to Dr Robyn's private Facebook Group, The Breastfeeding Club. A passionate and vibrant community of empowered women and professionals being supported by Dr Robyn and her team.  Participate or listen in on regular Q&A Session.  ($997 AUD Value)

Bonus #2 Quick Start Video Series to Pain-Free Breastfeeding
5 Quick Start videos to guide women towards pain-free breastfeeding even if the baby has a tongue tie, even the mother has flat or inverted nipples, even if she is using a nipple shield and even if she has experienced painful nipples in the past.  It’s all about how to avoid nipple pain, engorgement and mastitis during the 3 Golden Hours and the following 3 - 5 days, as the milk is increasing ($247 AUD Value)

Bonus #3 The ‘3 Golden Hours’ Quick Start Video Series Walk-Through

As a special bonus, Dr Robyn walks you through the 3 Golden Hours in 5 amazing videos. Pre-Birth, the first breastfeed, the first 3 - 4 days, arriving home. She also shares what to do if the mother is separated from her baby. There are never any guarantees how things will go, but it’s about making informed decisions, sometimes in unexpected situations ($247 AUD Value).

Pay in Full Exclusive Bonus: The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Success

Dr Robyn's ebook 'The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Success' has everything you need to know about this gentle, proven method.  Beautifully presented, print-ready for you to keep as your most valuable breastfeeding resource, on hand at any time. A wonderfully informative piece on The Thompson Method for those who enjoy a good read.  It’s yours when you pay in full ($97 AUD Value)

When you add it all up that's a total real-world value of $2988

When you add it all up, it’s a total real-world value of $2,988 but because we’re so passionate about sharing this information with as many passionate health professionals, I’d like to welcome you into the professional program for a special 40% discount of



The Thompson Method Program Reviews

Health Professionals globally are recognising the gentle approach of

The Thompson Method

As a lactation consultant I have sat with countless mothers and babies struggling and in pain as they contort into unnatural positions to feed.  Using the Thompson Technique (Method), I've seen these same mothers and babies relax and enjoy a feed for the first time.  This is often accompanied by an exclamation of "why wasn't I shown this before?".  I share their frustration.  It's time we used this as a first approach to avoid many complications and tears.


Lactation Consultant, Clinical Midwife

I have implemented The Thompson Method with at least 10 mothers in the last fortnight, with great results!  One mother was shown a mother-led, cross cradle hold with nipple shaping on the post natal ward.  On presentation to clinic she had nipple pain and grazes, was teary, exhausted and overwhelmed.  I asked her to demonstrate the positioning she was currently trying.  She held baby behind the neck, shaped nipple with her fingers resting on the areola and shoved baby onto the breast.  She proceeded to let go of the breast after a few minutes and winced in pain.  Together, we moved her arm around the baby and off the back of the neck, left her breast untouched and adopted The Thompson Method.  She immediately felt more comfortable, dropped her shoulders and looked at me in amazement.  She said something like "Why didn't any of the midwives looking after me for the last four days show me this?"


Lactation Consultant, Clinical Midwife

Implementing The Thompson Method into my practice has been invaluable.  Mothers report how comfortable it is in reducing nipple pain but also their own posture.  Many mums lean over their babies into pillows creating awkward positions that strain neck and back, but with The Thompson Method, shoulders and elbows are relaxed and the feed enjoyable.  The mother also learns to be more tuned into her baby's feeding cues, particularly during the 'rest and digest' phase.  Milk transfer is optimal.  Reminding the mother to check for the four points of breast symmetry ensures deep latch and nipple comfort.  As the Thompson Method encourages hands off assistance, this leads to the mum being empowered and confident in her ability and this has been a pleasure to witness.


Lactation Consultant, Clinical Midwife


One more time, here's what you get:

The Thompson Method Professional Program (Value $1497)
To help you improve breastfeeding outcomes for your clients.

Bonus #1 (Value $997) Lifetime Membership to the Breastfeeding Club
Access to Dr Robyn’s Private Support Group with LIVE Q&A

Bonus #2 (Value $247)Quick Start Video Series To Pain-Free Breastfeeding 

Understand the common contributors to help you avoid or overcome painful nipples.

Bonus #3 (Value $247) - The ‘3 Golden Hours’ Quick Start Video Series Walk-Through

Dr Robyn guides you through those early hours and days of breastfeeding, 

Exclusive "Pay in Full" Bonus (Value $97) - The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Success Dr Robyn's ebook 'The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Success' has everything you need to know about this gentle, proven method.

Frequently Asked Questions


Will this program go towards CERPS?

It is recommended that you keep a diary of the time taken to complete this program. On average, we would allocate 8 hours to go towards CPD.

Who can do this professional program?

Midwives, Lactation Consultants, MCH Nurses, Doulas - We encourage all health professionals who are responsible for the care of breastfeeding women and their babies to do this program with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for breastfeeding women and their babies.

Can I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes. Once you have successfully completed all of the assessment modules, just send us an email at to request a Certificate of Completion.

I'm studying. Is there a student discount?

Absolutely! Grab The Thompson Method Professional Edition for just $197AUD => Click here for the student discount

Enrol in the The Thompson Method Professional Program Today


SAVE 40%

Normal Price $397AUD

JUST $237


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





Dr Robyn Thompson

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

P: 0419 315 948


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