LOOKING FOR THE BREASTFEEDING ACADEMY? CLICK HERE

The Thompson Method
Professional Edition

String of Hearts

A comprehensive online program with lifetime access covering a detailed and anatomical account of The Thompson Method for health professionals.

Learn More

The Thompson Method
Professional Edition

String of Hearts

A comprehensive online program with lifetime access covering a detailed and anatomical account of The Thompson Method for health professionals.

Newborn Baby Hospital Skin to Skin

Introducing

The Thompson Method

Professional Edition

Breastfeeding shouldn't be one of them

Professional Edition

24/7 Lifetime Access. Work at your own pace.

Who Is This Program For?

Midwives, Lactation Consultants, Student Midwives, Doulas and other health professionals who:

  • Care for breastfeeding women and their babies and would like improved outcomes

  • Would like to further their knowledge of The Thompson Method

  • Would like to gain professional development hours toward their qualification

“A healthy Woman’s pregnancy, her labour, the birth of her baby & breastfeeding are unique transitions to be achieved in her own good time.” ~ Dr Robyn Thompson. 

Professor Sue Kildea

Co-director of the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, Professor Sue Kildea, was head of midwifery research unit at the Mater Mothers Hospital, Brisbane, while testing the Thompson Method in 2019-2020. The hospital has since actively encouraged the use of the Thompson Method of breastfeeding to mothers.

 

What You Get When You Enrol Today

Immediate lifetime access to Professional Program made specifically for health professionals who want to improve outcomes for their clients.  Accessible by desktop or mobile app for your convenience, go through the program on your own time, learn at your own pace.


The Complete Professional Edition Program

Immediate lifetime access to The Thompson Method Professional Program so that you can enhance the breastfeeding outcomes of your clients.

Membership to the Breastfeeding Club

Where you can join a community of breastfeeding women and like minded professionals who follow the Thompson Method, also with live Q&A sessions

Continuing Professional Development

So you can maintain a diary of the hours spent completing the program, and upon successful completion, be issued with a certificate of completion (recommended 8 hours).

When you join The Thompson Method Professional Program, you get immediate lifetime access to:

Module 1: How to get breastfeeding off to a good start

  • 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: Reducing the risk of 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 5: Common Breastfeeding Complications

  • Breast engorgement and mastitis

  • High milk volume / Fast flow

  • Flat or inverted nipples

  • Concerns about tongue ties

Module 6: Observing baby cues and 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 7:  Implications of oral devices

  • Bottles, teats and dummies / pacifiers

  • Unpacking a variety of teats

  • Implications with intra oral function

  • Using a nipple shield

  • Nipple shields and nipple trauma

Plus these bonus modules:

To Help You Continue to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes for your Clients

  • Bonus #1 Gain LIFETIME membership to Dr Robyn's private support group with LIVE Q&A, The Breastfeeding Club.

    It's a passionate and vibrant community of empowered women and health professionals being supported by Dr Robyn’s amazing team. ($997 AUD Value)

  • Bonus #2 Pain-Free Breastfeeding

    So you can help your clients reduce the risk of nipple pain, engorgement and mastitis during the 3 Golden Hours and the following 3 - 5 days, as the milk is gradually increasing.  Includes, 5 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.  

  • Bonus #3 The '3 Golden Hours' Quick Start Video Series Walk-Through

    So you can help your clients prepare for the first breastfeed and the first 3 - 4 days, arriving home.  She also shares information to assist 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.

  • 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. An informative piece on The Thompson Method for those who enjoy a good read. Yours when you pay in full.

Join The Thompson Method Professional Program Today

🎉  April Mega Sale  🎉

SAVE 40%

OR

Real Professionals. Real Stories.

Here’s a small sample of experiences from both health professionals and non health professionals who support The Thompson Method.

Pink Heart Strings
The Thompson Method Reviews

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.

Mother Breastfeeding Baby Black and White

Come join the family and help your clients be fully prepared for breastfeeding and give their baby the best start in life

Enrol in The Thompson Method Professional Program Now For Only

OR

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

Dr Robyn Thompson is an experienced midwife, family, child and maternal health nurse MCaFHN, breastfeeding specialist and founder of The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Programme. For nearly 5 decades, thousands of women and their babies have experienced the benefits of her gentle and intuitive method of breastfeeding.

After being awarded a PhD for her research into why so many women were experiencing painful nipple trauma in the early postnatal period, Dr Robyn (as she is known by her community of breastfeeding mothers) has been influential in helping women all over the world to strengthen their resolve in themselves and their instinctive skills through her online educational programs.  

She is a midwife called upon by midwives, she has had the privilege of working closely with the Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane, where The Thompson Method has been tested by research under the watchful eye of Professor Sue Kildea.  Robyn has presented her work at the MCaFHN Conference in August 2019 and in Prague at the ICM Conference in 2014, including many other conference presentations.

 More recently, Robyn has been awarded an honorary appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor with the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Charles Darwin University, NT.  She has become a mentor with a growing number of student midwives and health professionals, all keen to further their knowledge and experience.  2021 will see the launch of The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Academy, which will nurture the next generation of certified Thompson Method Practitioners.

Dr Robyn Thompson The Thompson Method

Got a question?  Here are some questions that professionals asked before joining the program

If you are still on the edge read more stories from health professionals and non health professionals who have tried The Thompson Method 


Julie  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

(Clinical Midwife, Lactation Consultant)

"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."


Kathleen  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

(Clinical Midwife, Lactation Consultant)

"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?"


Kerrie  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

(Clinical Midwife, Lactation Consultant)

"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."


Caroline  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

(First Time Mother)

"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 feed for the first 24 hours and by the time he could, it wasn’t perfect. However, this program 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 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 shield, no tongue tie issues and is getting fully satisfied each time. Rest and digest for the win! Thank you Thompson Method!"

Help a mother give her baby the best start in life through breastfeeding

Enrol in The Thompson Method Professional Program Now For Only

OR

One more time, here’s what you get today:

Immediate lifetime access to Professional Program made specifically for health professionals who want to improve outcomes for their clients.  Accessible by desktop or mobile app for your convenience, go through the program on your own time, learn at your own pace, plus….

  • Bonus #1 Gain LIFETIME membership to Dr Robyn's private support group with LIVE Q&A, The Breastfeeding Club.

    It's a passionate and vibrant community of empowered women and health professionals being supported by Dr Robyn’s amazing team. ($997 AUD Value)

  • Bonus #2 Pain-Free Breastfeeding

    So you can help your clients reduce the risk of nipple pain, engorgement and mastitis during the 3 Golden Hours and the following 3 - 5 days, as the milk is gradually increasing.  Includes, 5 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.  

  • Bonus #3 The '3 Golden Hours' Quick Start Video Series Walk-Through

    So you can help your clients prepare for the first breastfeed and the first 3 - 4 days, arriving home.  She also shares information to assist 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.

  • 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. An informative piece on The Thompson Method for those who enjoy a good read. Yours when you pay in full.

Come join the family and help your clients be fully prepared for breastfeeding and give their baby the best start in life

Enrol in The Thompson Method Professional Program Now For Only

OR
Mater Mothers Logo

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.


Get to Know Us
Our Mission
The Thompson Method
The 3 Golden Hours
Dr Robyn
Reviews

Programs
Pregnant
Breastfeeding
Professional
Hospital
Success Stories

Other Resources
Help Centre
Download App
Blog
Contact
Login


Need to speak to someone: call 
Joanne Thompson on +61 419 315 948. Or Private Message on facebook


Copyright © Dr Robyn Thompson. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy   |    Terms Of Use    |    Medical Disclaimer

Made with  🖤  by 4Good Pty Ltd.


Get to Know Us
Our Mission
The Thompson Method
The 3 Golden Hours
Dr Robyn
Reviews

Programs
Pregnant
Breastfeeding
Professional
Hospital
Success Stories

Other Resources
Help Centre
Download App
Blog
Contact
Login



Need to speak to someone: call 
Joanne Thompson on +61 419 315 948. Or Private Message on facebook


Privacy Policy    |    Terms Of Use    |    Medical Disclaimer

Copyright © Dr Robyn Thompson. All Rights Reserved.

Made with  🖤  by 4Good Pty Ltd.