Get Back on Track with a

Breastfeeding Rescue

A Breastfeeding Rescue is a private one on one Skype consultation with a certified Thompson Method Practitioner proven to help you relieve physical, mental or emotional pain so that you can continue on your breastfeeding journey.

A Breastfeeding Rescue Is For You If:

  • You feel like giving up, but you don’t want to

  • You’re experiencing painful nipples

  • You’ve tried multiple Lactation Consultants with little or no success

  • You’re not ready to be done with breastfeeding yet

  • Your baby is crying and unsettled and you just don’t know what to do

  • You’ve been pumping day and night to try to increase your milk volume

  • You need gentle one on one guidance and support

  • You’d like your own unique plan so that you can continue to breastfeed

  • You want to transition from using a nipple shield back to the breast

  • You want to continue bonding with your baby for many more months to come

How it Works?
Sign up for a Breastfeeding Rescue in 3 simple steps

Step 1: Schedule your Appointment with a certified Thompson Method Practitioner who will listen to your story and ideally observe a full breastfeed 

Step 2: Complete a detailed history so that your practitioner understands you as a unique woman and help you establish a plan to get breastfeeding back on track

Step 3: Join the Premium Facebook Group where you’ll receive 14 days of ongoing guidance and support which includes a 45 minute follow up session

Meet our certified Thompson Method Practitioners

Dr Robyn Thompson - Midwife

(RM, RN, M&CH, BAppSc, PhD)

Dr Robyn Thompson (founder of The Thompson Method) is a registered nurse and midwife with over 45 years experience in both the hospital system and working with women who chose to give birth at home.  She was awarded a PhD for her research into why so many women were being discharged from hospital with painful nipple trauma and other complications.

In her practice, Dr Robyn is mentoring 2 senior students in the 'soon to be released' Thompson Method Breastfeeding Academy.  When you choose Dr Robyn as your practitioner, we ask that you give permission for either Kelly Faytrouni or Sarah Harris to observe your session and offer guidance and support in your journey.

Rachael Austin - Midwife


Rachael's background experience comes with over 20 years of Nursing, Midwifery, Child Health, Master of Advanced Clinical Midwifery and a Certificate in Lactation Consultancy. 

Her qualifications have provided her experience in both the hospital system and in Private Midwifery Practice giving her the opportunity to practice Midwifery with Women who chose to birth at home with continuity of Midwife care. 

Rachael joined The Thompson Method Team, to provide online services with and for Women across the world to reach their potential in their unique transitions through pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding and early parenting. 

Julie Germain - Midwife


Julie has had the privilege to work with women and babies as a midwife for the last 35years and as a lactation consultant for over 21years, following her passion for breastfeeding.

She has spent the last several years focusing on coordinating the promotion and support of improved hospital breastfeeding practices and education for midwives. This has led to being part of a research team, creating and studying implementation of The Thompson Method for hospital-based midwives.

Her passion for improving breastfeeding experiences for women and babies has led her to now work with the Thompson Method Team.

What's included?

  1. Private Video Consultation by Skype - Approx 90 minutes

  2. 1 x Follow up Session (within 14 days)

  3. Access to The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Online Program

  4. 14 Day Membership to the Premium Support Facebook Group

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the breastfeeding rescue for?

This program is ideal for any breastfeeding woman who is having breastfeeding challanges: Common Challenges a Rescue Helps Resolve include: - Painful nipples - Low milk volume - A crying, unsettled or fussy baby - Concern about Tongue or Lip Ties - Large or Small Breasts - Expressing (by hand or using an electric breast pump) - High Milk Volume - Colic and Reflux - Breast Engorgement & Mastitis - Flat or Inverted Nipples - Returning to work Anything else that may be worrying you or causing you pain or stress....

How does the the breastfeeding rescue work?

The Rescue Program is more than just a private breastfeeding consultation. It is that, but it’s much more. Here’s what you’ll receive: - A one on one private consultation on Zoom - 14 days of guidance and support - A follow up consultation to be scheduled within 14 days - Access to the Thompson Method Breastfeeding Online Program - Membership to the Breastfeeding Club (once your time in the Premium Group has ended) After your consultation you’ll receive guidance and support as you implement the plan that you’ve worked out together with your practitioner. You’ll be required to book in your follow up consultation where you’ll have an opportunity to review how things are going. Additional follow up consultations can be scheduled for $99 per session.

How do I access the online education?

As soon as you complete checkout, you'll be required to create an account. Once you log in, your entire library of online education will be instantly accessible. Make sure you join the Premium Support Group too for questions along the way. Download the Mobile App (Kajabi) at

How do I schedule my appointment?

Once you've completed payment, you'll immediately receive an email with instructions on the next steps. Next steps include scheduling a time on the online calendar, as well as filling in a detailed history for your consultant so that she understands your individual situation and can provide professional advice that's unique for you and your baby. In preparation for your appointment, please download Skype. If you plan to do the session by mobile, it’s preferable if you have someone with you who can hold the phone. Your practitioner will be waiting for you to call them on Skype at the time of your appointment. Download Skype here =>

What's so different about The Thompson Method?

Let's first look at the problem..... Antenatal care is an important part of a woman’s pregnancy, labour and birth journey. But as our hospitals become more systemised, priorities are shifting towards efficiency, rather than the interests of the individual woman giving birth. If she hasn’t gone into labour by 39 weeks, it’s becoming more common for her to be induced. Induction can then lead to other ‘unnecessary interventions’, which often leads to complications at birth, which often then leads to complications as the 3 Golden Hours are interrupted and often delayed. According to Dr Robyn’s research, the commonly taught forceful techniques are closely linked with painful breastfeeding complications such as nipple trauma. All of this can be overwhelming for the mother who has just completed the amazing ‘task’ of giving birth. The Thompson Method is a gentle approach to breastfeeding and is based on an understanding of the breastfeeding Mother and her baby. It’s likely to be quite opposite to what’s being taught in most hospitals. But it’s not just the method; it’s the belief behind The Thompson Method. A belief that every moman and her baby is unique. It’s a belief that every baby will be born in its own time; not at the convenience of hospital policy. It’s an understanding of the importance of the first breastfeed and that routine procedures should not interrupt or delay this precious time between a mother and her baby. It’s knowledge of how breast milk is actually produced that empowers 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.

Who are the Certified Thompson Method Practitioners?

Currently, we have 2 practitioners available for one on one sessions: Rachael Austin Rachael has over 20 years of experience in Nursing, Midwifery, Child Health, Lactation Consultancy and holds a Master of Advanced Clinical Midwifery. Rachael has experience in both public and private practice, being involved in homebirth for a number of years working, where she worked with women in a continuity of care model. Dr Robyn Thompson Robyn is a Midwife, Nurse, Maternal & Child Health Nurse and was awarded a PhD for her research into why women were being discharged from the hospital system with painful nipple trauma. This research, along with her experience led her to develop The Thompson Method. She is the founder of The Thompson Method.

Will this work in my timezone?

Currently, all of our practitioners are based in Australia, however available times are designed to suit most timezones. UK & EUR appointments are generally scheduled for mornings. USA and CAD appointments are generally scheduled for afternoons / evenings.

Why would The Thompson Method work, when nothing else has?

The Thompson Method is a new, gentle approach that is backed by research and that challenges commonly taught forceful techniques.  This proven method helps women overcome pain, stress and overwhelm, even in the presence of existing painful and stressful complications.   


It’s likely to be quite opposite to what you will be taught (or have been taught) in most hospitals, and it works!  Thanks to the research, knowledge and experience behind The Thompson Method, women are reclaiming their power so that they can breastfeed their babies for as long as they choose.

Dr Robyn Thompson



Fact:  According to the PhD research, 85% of the women with nipple damage, reported improved outcomes in only one session.


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The Thompson Method is currently being tested by research in one of Australia’s leading maternity hospitals, The Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane and 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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