Interview with Dr. Robyn Thompson - Do Birth Interventions Impact Breastfeeding Success?
We're honored to have Dr. Robyn Thompson joining us, an experienced midwife, Maternal Child & Family Health Nurse, Breastfeeding Specialist, and founder of The Thompson Method (TTM) Breastfeeding Program.
During her 45 years as a hospital and home birth midwife, she observed that many women were being discharged from the hospital with painful breastfeeding complications, while those who gave birth at home were breastfeeding successfully. Passionately inquisitive by nature, she made it her mission to discover what was causing this disparity.
Seven years and a PhD later, her research clearly showed that the practice of rushing women through the system and forcing babies to the breast, increased the risk of painful nipple trauma. This ground-breaking knowledge formed the foundation for The Thompson Method Breastfeeding program and the Thompson Method Breastfeeding Academy.
I'm so excited to share Dr. Robyn's valuable perspective and insights with you today - particularly if you are an expecting mama that's hoping to breastfeed.
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Related episode and resources
- EP145: Preparing to Breastfeed with IBCLC, Erica Campbell
- The Thompson Method Program for Pregnant Women
- The Thompson Method Program for Breastfeeding Women
- The Thompson Method Breastfeeding Academy
- YouTube: @TheThompsonMethod
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About Dr. Robyn Thompson
Dr. Robyn Thompson is an experienced Midwife, Maternal Child & Family Health Nurse (MCaFHNA), Breastfeeding Specialist, and founder of The Thompson Method (TTM) Breastfeeding Program. Most recently, she was awarded an honorary appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor with the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Charles Darwin University, NT.
Dr. Robyn has helped thousands of mothers breastfeed pain-free, but her ultimate ambition is to double breastfeeding rates worldwide. And as her 80th birthday approaches, it doesn’t look like Dr. Robyn will be slowing down any time soon!