Join us for World Breastfeeding Week 2021 to learn about The Thompson Method. This webinar is facilitated by ACM President Joanne Gray and presented by 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.
Robyn has spent almost 6 decades in the Australian Health System and at 76 years of age, does not look like slowing down any time soon. In fact, she’s just getting started.