The Thompson Method Reviews
Our time in the field gives us a personal view on what it's like to get clean water for the first time. The mothers, children and communities that we’ve met inspire our ideas and, often times, solutions. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.
The Thompson Method has made a significant impact on the lives of many women and their babies.
Whether it has been in person or through Dr Robyn's online education, her knowledge and experience has been far reaching and continues to inspire and empower women all over the world in their birth and breastfeeding journeys. Here are some of their stories.....
“I’ve had all 3 babies through C-Sections and I’ve had problems with feeding my previous two babies. And this time it’s just been a dream. The Thompson Method is probably the best thing I’ve done so far. It was all just very natural. I can’t believe the difference this has made for us. I’m so very grateful.” ~ Jo
“I had left the hospital and my nipples were extremely sore, scabbed and I was in a lot of pain. Having lots of troubles with the latch. I’m really happy to say that my baby is now eight weeks old and thriving. We have 100% come through the other end and it’s all thanks to Robyn and her team.” ~ Gillian
“By the time I got him to latch, is when I started to get heaps of pain and nipple damage. I stumbled across the Thompson Method and I just couldn’t believe how different it was to what I’d been shown in hospital. It was amazing. I could still feed him through all that damage and trauma and it didn’t hurt at all. It made such a difference. Who knew it could feel so good?” ~ Zanna
“I was only in hospital for 24 hours and even before I left I was in agony. 2 weeks in, I had him feeding on my right side with no pain! Nothing. It was unbelievable. To get that knowledge. It’s just been amazing.” ~ Kelly Faytrouni (Mother of 6)
Meken G ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Robyn has been an absolute saviour for me. I've battled with feeding from the get go and after seeing 3 LC's in hospital and a private home visiting LC Robyn has been the only person who has made a difference. I'm not out of the woods yet but Robyn has been so generous with her time that its just a matter of time. She is so knowledgeable and so so supportive. What i would do to go back in time and stock up on her information before birth."
Vicki M ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Learning with Dr Robyn has been amazing. I feel so much better prepared for bub number 2, I have learnt so much and feel empowered to achieve the very best for my bub and I on our breastfeeding journey. I can't thank all the team at the Thompson Method"
Eden C ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"For anyone struggling right now... considering doing the Breastfeeding Rescue.... do it...I started when my fifth baby was 11 days old... I thought I knew everything there was to know. I’ve spent the last 7 weeks humbly learning. We’ve had bad latch, breast refusal, wrecked nipples, thrush, mastitis, and a whole lot of frickin pain"
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Sarah W ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"My Mila is 14 days old, we have had what you could call a painful teary first two weeks, Robyn had us feeding from the boob on our first appointment. We had seen 2 Lactation Consultants, the tongue Tie specialist, a cranial osteo & were disappointed. Robyn you are a special person & we love you. We still have a way to go but I know now we WILL get there... forever grateful 💖"
Annie L ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This is not your typical success story but it's my success story. I'm currently standing here typing with my nearly 15 week old son nestled asleep against me in the carrier and as I look at him I so wish he was still breastfeeding but unfortunately he won't anymore. Hold on.....keep reading. This is DEFINITELY a success story and I'd like to share this because success can take different forms and I believe it's important that we celebrate that the path can be different for different people"
"I was struggling emotionally and physically with breastfeeding after the birth of my child. Every feed was excruciating due to terrible nipple damage and I was becoming anxious each time my baby was due to feed. Robyn was so kind and supportive to me during this time.
Nicole A ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Just wanted to send a friendly message to say thank you so much for what you do. Because of your of course I have had a very successful breastfeeding journey so far with my now 6 week old. He is so happy and is packing on the Kgs... I definitely wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Thompson Method️ xx"
Kasey B ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Thanks to you feeding my 4th baby has been a breeze. I didn't get nipple damage. I never hurt once. They never even got tender. It has been the BEST breastfeeding experience during the first few weeks. Thank you."
Brooke W ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I’d say that the consultation with Robyn was worth every penny. I figured it was cheaper than therapy (!!!) and formula in the long run and I REALLY wanted to feed this time around.
I’d also say that take it one feed at a time like Robyn always says and try not to overthink it or put too much pressure on yourself. If you need help ask - yes breastfeeding is natural but it isn’t always easy!!"
Jharna H ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I started doing Dr Robyn’s course when I was about 24 weeks pregnant after stumbling across it online. We had made a deliberate decision to not read all of the parenting books etc, but I knew that breastfeeding could be a real challenge so thought that was the main thing I should educate myself on."
"Robyn Thompson’s Breastfeeding Course was pivotal for me in preparing for breastfeeding. Once I started watching the videos I found them to be very educational and helpful for my knowledge of breastfeeding pre giving birth".
Kelly F ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I am working one on one with Robyn at the minute. After successfully breastfeeding 5 babies, I thought that when baby no 6 came along it would be a breeze. How wrong was i, he had trouble with latching etc, I spent thousands on LC’s, private nurses, free help lines, midwives, tongue tie clinic(which I deeply regret, as it caused my poor baby more issues) after 2 weeks of working with Robyn, I am successfully breastfeeding my baby, I was about to give up and in total despair, Robyn was my saviour, her knowledge, expertise, kindness and compassion got me through my darkest days when I was on the verge of giving up and feeling like a totally failure. If you have issues, talk to Robyn ASAP, she really is amazing....and like Robyn always says “trust your instincts and you can do this”
Amanda J ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Thank you so much to Dr Robyn and Joanne Thompson for this course. I had my baby boy on Monday via an emergency c-section. The midwives on the ward are amazed this is my first baby and we are feeding so well. I know that without your research and the course, it would be a whole different story! I feel confident with my breastfeeding journey and appreciate the support you both continue to provide in the private group. THANKS!"
"I am confident I would not still be breastfeeding my now four month old son, had a friend not recommended the Thompson Method. He was five weeks old at the time, and breastfeeding was becoming increasingly more painful for me. I felt very strongly about continuing to breastfeed, but didn’t know the cause of the pain or how to correct it. I made contact through the website and was able to arrange a skype consultation with Robyn.
Jessica R ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"As someone with flat nipples I found that knowing how to prepare them in pregnancy, understanding how to gently work with my baby using the Thompson Method rather than forcing her to my breast, allowing her to follow her instincts to latch etc, helped her to feed well, avoid damage and pain, meant I didn’t feel the need to use shields (as I have seen others advised to do straight up before even trying without).
I felt calm and confident when feeding my baby from the beginning, making it a positive and enjoyable experience from the start"💕
We did it! Baby #2, Charlotte AKA Charlie, is here! She came naturally at 37+6 weeks and I didn’t let anyone touch her, measure her, or take any standard interventions until we had our time together. She immediately nursed for an hour on each side with no assistance from me other than keeping my elbow back and supporting her with my forearm. I can absolutely not believe the instincts that she had - as you promised!
Sarah G ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Just wanted to post to say thank you sooooo much! I was lucky enough to be able to have 2 face to face appointments with Robyn as well as a few FaceTime appointments and A LOT of msgs!
When I started seeing Dr Robyn my confidence was super low. My nipples incredibly damaged and I was supplementing with formula a lot more often than I wanted to. My right nipple had a split in it and my left was raw skin due to being inverted originally and now everted. I was ready to quit and the Thompson method was my last chance.
I can happily say that Harry is now 11 weeks old and my right nipple is pretty much healed! I used a nipple shield on Robyn’s recommendation and slowly reduced the use. I’m now using it on my Left and gradually watching that heal also. Harry is down to one night time bottle of formula which I am slowly decreasing!
Thank you both so much for everything. I would have stopped weeks ago if it wasn’t for you!!"
Tamika O ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Just wanted to take a moment to show my appreciation to Dr Robyn and her daughter Jo. Through their support and expert guidance I was able to overcome many obstacles like multiple bouts of mastitis, the use of nipple shields and nipple trauma. I am now feeding my son pain free and we both couldn’t be happier 💙Anyone considering doing the breastfeeding rescue it is the best decision I’ve made so far as a mother and absolutely worth it. My only regret is that I wished I had done it sooner as I would have saved myself some tears."
Danielle T ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Hi Dr Robyn, I just wanted to say a quick thankyou. Because of your amazing videos, advice and the information available, I have had the most successful breastfeeding baby since her first breastfeed. This is my third baby, and I had nipples that blistered, bled and scabbed with my first, terrible engorgement and reflux with my second and both babies were unsettled for the first few months. My new baby girl is so settled as I'm reading her cues, letting her feed until she is ready to unlatch herself, and other than the slight initial nipple soreness my nipples are feeling great. So once again thank you for this service."
Elle M ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I wish I had known all of this before having my csection, especially the benefits of delayed cord clamping, which no one ever mentioned in my appointments. I put all my trust into the experts.
I did all I could for my daughter regardless, I cried so many times in hospital trying to get Claire to latch on and feed. But I'm so happy I found the Thompson Method which helped me keep going. We're not perfect with our feed schedule, but I am feeding almost 10 months down the track with no plans of stopping any time soon. I feel very proud to be able to breastfeed and persist, even when I was at one of my lowest points in motherhood.
Thank you Robyn, Jo and team for all you do. 💓💓💓"
Danielle B ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Hi Robyn. I gave birth to my son by emergency Caesarian yesterday. I completed your online course beforehand and was so desperate to have a successful first feed. Despite the setback of a c-section we still managed to have a successful first feed thanks to what I learnt from you and I am so grateful to you for this so thankyou”
Melissa M ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I gave birth to my first baby with an epidural given about 30 min before pushing. The drug barely had time to take effect properly but despite that, she slept a lot and would fall asleep on the breast right away. Nurses would then push with forceful techniques and I ended up with nipple trauma within 3 days and was overwhelmed and turned to formula.
My second baby, i did a natural birth and had listened to countless hours of your videos for a gentler approach toward breastfeeding. I wanted to succeed so bad! I didn't want what happened the first time to happen again. So, I opted for natural birth, no interruptions for the first 5 hours after labour, and I kindly asked the nurses to let me be and if I needed help I'd ask. To this day, my son is 10 months and im still proudly breastfeeding him! Everything fell into place and was natural! Thankyou infinitely for the knowledge you pass on every day ❤️ you played a huge role in our breastfeeding journey!"
Lora-Leah A ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“9 breastfed babies, all caused severe damage. All used cross cradle hold. My new twins, two weeks in. No damage. Used Thompson Method from the beginning as best as I knew. Continuing to do better with more advice from Dr. Robyn”
Kelly F ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Ok ladies, I am writing this post as I sit and reflect on the journey that I started back in June with Dr Robyn, Joanne Thompson and all the team and hope that if there is anybody who is pregnant and contemplating doing the The Thompson Method course, or is struggling with breastfeeding and considering doing a rescue with Robyn, my story might just help them to take the plunge and give the Thompson Method ago."
"I was lucky enough to come across Robyn's services when my second son, Aydan, was around 4 months old. I had experienced difficulty breastfeeding with both of my children, resulting in nipple trauma, which was not only very painful but also caused me quite a bit of emotional turmoil as well."
Manu O ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Luckily I discovered the Thompson Method before I delivered so I went into the hospital prepared. I had an elective caesarean and I told the Midwife on duty that I wanted uninterrupted skin on skin immediately after birth and to be allowed to BF on my own.
Maggie S ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I want to give Dr. Robyn a HUGE thank you!!! My son just turned 1 year old on this past Monday and we are still successfully breastfeeding thanks to your help at about the 1 month mark. Our journey started with him just SCREAMING at the breast until I just had to give him a bottle, sometimes up to 20 minutes of screaming. Then, with your help, we transitioned to fully on the breast! With the exception of bottles at daycare, he only gets the breast at home. He's off course eating solids (and loving it) but he's still a booby boy. I know the time is quickly approaching where he won't want to nurse so I am staying thankful got every day we get at this point. THANK YOU Dr. Robyn, I think I would've given up if it hadn't been for your help!!!"
Annie M ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"My labour/induction went as well as can be expected. The support from staff in a moral sense was phenomenal, could tell they really cared and were there for bubs and I when we needed. Breast feeding support was... well, not really "support" if I'm honest."
Eden C ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I’ve posted here before, and I’ll continue to share our journey so that other mamas know that breastfeeding is achievable... you can do this...
We’ve been through bad latch, tongue and lip tie laser, breast aversion, split and bleeding nipples for over 8 weeks, mastitis, thrush, low weight gain, top ups, and low supply.
At almost 14weeks our tiny little man weighs only 4.9kg... but thanks to Robyn’s support and knowledge, he’s gained 390g in the last thirteen days... through breastfeeding alone."
Courtenay L ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I just had my first breastfeeding rescue consultation with Dr Robyn and prior to that was assisted greatly by Joanne Thompson.
She’s brilliant ladies. Patient, empathetic and non-judgmental.
She has helped me and more to the point EDUCATED and EMPOWERED me more in 2 hours than anyone since my first child in 2011."
Sarah B ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"My baby came 4 weeks early and it was a fast labour full of intervention (forceps and episiotomy). I didn’t even get to hold her for longer than 30 seconds before she was taken to the NICU as she wasn’t breathing well on her own.
Amy E ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I had my initial consult with Dr Robyn when my daughter was only 8 days old. I had nipple trauma and was suffering excruciating nipple pain every feed which was less than every 2 hours, was battling to keep mastitis and engorged breasts at bay, suffering through blocked ducts and headaches. After my initial reading and consultation I felt such a sense of relief, I actually felt like I might be able to keep breast feeding, prior to the consult I did not feel like I was going to be able to persevere.
Esther K ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hi 💞 from RBH, Brisbane. Announcing the birth of our little Clara last night, via a perfect VBAC (vaginal birth after section).
2nd bub, and thanks to Dr Robyn Thompson's teachings - Clara is feeding well 🤗
Susie P ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I have seen a lot of posts about people using nipple shields lately and I just wanted to share our story! I had a rough labour and wasn’t able to be with my be with my baby for the first day, I had colostrum that was expressed antenatally and syringe fed to my baby. This affected our breastfeeding journey significantly and baby was not able to latch. We were given a nipple shield and sent home from the hospital after just 2 days, and told to get a pump and bottles.
There were lots of tears as I felt I couldn’t feed my baby and was ready to give up, I finally managed to get Xavier to latch onto the nipple shield one night, but I knew this was not how I wanted to feed my baby.
I had followed Dr Robyn throughout my pregnancy but I honestly just thought that breastfeeding would happen and that I wouldn’t have any problems!"
"I would like to thank Dr Robyn Thompson for her very warm, genuine guidance, teaching me the Thompson method. I struggled for 5 weeks with extreme nipple trauma, I wish I had met or heard of her method during my pregnancy".
Charlotte R ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Breastfeeding Rescue Program saved our breastfeeding. I was lucky enough to have a really good labour experience with minimal intervention, so I thought I had got through the hardest part of having a newborn. Little did I know that breastfeeding was going to be our biggest challenge. After six weeks of trying and trying to get my little man on the breast and not being successful, I found Robyn. Joining this group and reading about Robyn's experience and research I knew that I had found someone who could help me. Talking to Jo confirmed this for me and I quickly joined the Breastfeeding Rescue Program and had my consult with Robyn the next day. I was blown away with how quickly we saw improvement, during the consult I had my little man feeding for the first time. Robyn gave me the confidence and advice to succeed with our breastfeeding journey and I am happy to say that I am exclusively breastfeeding and am so happy. A big thank you to Robyn, Jo and team for helping me.
Leah C ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Will be a first time Mumma in March and this puts me so at ease! I will be trying this method when my little girl decides to show and it will be in my birth plan for no one to interfere as I want to breastfeed from the moment she arrives”.
Lauren L ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I had never successfully breastfed any of my other 2 children past the first few days so I was determined to breastfeed my daughter Lola for as long as I possibly could. I found Robyn by chance when Lola was 5 months old after someone posted that she was searching for mums who were struggling to feed babies with tongue ties. I had already had my daughters tie corrected a week or so before but was still having issues. I met with dr Robyn and her team and it was the start of everything happening so beautifully and naturally when it came to breastfeeding. They were always there for me when I needed them for support and any little issues arose. I wish I had known about the Thompson Method from the very start! Still breastfeeding Lola at 14 months now and no stopping us ❤️❤️❤️
Claire D ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I have also completed Dr Robyn’s exclusive program and I can’t tell you how much I have been educated in both! I started the course when I was around 26 weeks and I just took my time with it and now I have all of the resources at my fingertips that I can go back and watch later if I need to refresh on something. Dr Robyn will always answer personally any questions that arise or if you don’t fully understand something. I’m now 36 weeks pregnant and I can’t wait to put everything that I have learned into practice with my baby. I was so blind about everything and now I feel like my eyes are wide open and I have so much more confidence in my journey ahead."