Most mothers stop breastfeeding before they want to.
That's because many of them are discharged from hospital having been taught forceful techniques and breastfeeding "education" that's out-of-date and inconsistent.
Evidence shows these methods can lead to painful nipple trauma and other complications that derail a woman's determination to breastfeed.
The Thompson Method can work for every mother and baby.
backed by research.
The Thompson Method is a gentle, evidence based approach to breastfeeding now being tested by research at the Mater Mothers' Hospital (Brisbane Australia) and challenges commonly taught, forceful techniques."
THE THOMPSON METHOD PROFESSIONAL EDITION
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How to Get Breastfeeding
Off to a Good Start
Preventing and Addressing
Resolving Complications through Observation of Baby Cues & Behaviours
Implications of Oral Devices
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 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.
- Julie, Clinical Midwife & Lactation Consultant
Learn more than technique.
The Thompson Method is an evidence-based approach to breastfeeding, grounded in an anatomical understanding of the breastfeeding mother and her baby.
But it's about more than technique. It's about belief.
Dr Robyn Thompson, PhD
50+ years of midwifery and breastfeeding expertisePhD in nipple trauma
44,000+ mothers and professionals helped globally
Implementing The Thompson Method into my practice has been invaluable. Mothers report how comfortable it is [and they] learn to be more tuned into their baby's feeding cues. Milk transfer is optimal.
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.
- Kerrie, Clinical Midwife & Lactation Consultant
Decide "enough is enough."
Women don't need forceful, outdated breastfeeding techniques. They need a gentle, natural approach. And they need you to show them how.
Learn The Thompson Method.
With 24/7 access for life, the Professional Edition is designed with your hectic schedule in mind.
Make a difference for women in your practice.
Feel confident you're doing everything you can to help women in your care breastfeed for as long as they choose.
Trusted by thousands of families.
"This method is absolutely amazing."
I'm a first-time mum and thanks to this method, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my baby girl and have had the information to tackle any issues along the way. Absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to breastfeed their baby. - Aida P.
"I attribute my breastfeeding success to Dr Robyn Thompson and the team."
The Thompson Method education and breastfeeding support is outstanding. I was able to breastfeed for an entire year thanks to [their] unrelenting support ... and they remained as hands on a year in as they were the day I first purchased it. - Jen