My life as a privileged midwife has taken me on a journey that I never thought possible. Each decade of experience has opened new doors of opportunity that has allowed me to follow my passion and most importantly share my knowledge and experience with breastfeeding mothers wanting to bond with their babies through breastfeeding.
Dr Robyn Thompson
(RM, RN, M&CH, BAppSc, PhD)
Appointed Adjunct Associate Professor with the College of Nursing and Midwifery, at Charles Darwin University (CDU), NT Australia in honour of her breastfeeding, midwifery, child health and continuing breastfeeding consultant experience.
Awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy by the Australian Catholic University (13th October)
2001 - 2008
Research: In-Home Lactation Consultancy, Maternal & Child Health Service, Melbourne
2001 - 2007
Research: Maternal & Child Health Service – In Home Breastfeeding Programme – analysis and reporting of data 2003-2007 in the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
1991 - 1992
Child, Family & Community Nursing. Deakin University, Warrnambool, VIC
Maternal & Child Health Certificate, Melbourne, VIC
Midwifery, Western Hospital
1961 - 1964
Nursing, Western Hospital, Melbourne
Research is such an important aspect of improving outcomes for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. As professionals, further investigation enables us have an objective perspective on factors that may either inhibit or enhance a woman’s ability to breastfeed.
PhD Thesis: A Retrospective, Cross-Sectional Study of an In-Home Breastfeeding Program.
Literature Review: An account of significant events influencing Australian breastfeeding practice over the last 40 years
A Cross-Sectional Study: Potential predictors of nipple trauma from an in-home breastfeeding programme.