Frequently asked questions
When’s the best time for me to get into the program?
The sooner the better. Simple as that. Why would you wait? The longer you have access to this education, the better prepared you’ll be and the better you’ll understand how everything works. Our suggestion is to get the education now, while you’re motivated to learn and while you have the time to absorb it all.
Why should I pay for this when I can get breastfeeding information virtually anywhere online?
We understand that a new baby can be financially challenging. But it's important to be mindful that much of the information obtained online for free is inconsistent and confusing, often causing overwhelm for many women. Receiving tips shared online and from well meaning family and friends only provides snippets of information. Our program provides you with a complete picture (along with support) so that you can be well informed and prepared. And so that you are confident to make an informed decision, even in unexpected situations.
What's so different about The Thompson Method?
Why would I need this breastfeeding program? Won’t the hospital show me how to breastfeed?
Yes. But chances are, you’ll be shown a variety of different techniques by different people. It’s one of the most common frustrations we hear from women after being discharged from hospital. And with the rush to get you discharged, these techniques often include forcing your baby to the breast, just to get you ‘breastfeeding’ before you go home. This is why it’s so important that you are fully prepared and have enough confidence to make wise choices, and sometimes that includes saying ‘No thanks, I’ve got this’.
I’m already breastfeeding. Is it too late for me to benefit from this program?
How do I know if The Thompson Method will work for me?
The Thompson Method works for any woman and her baby. The principles are based on the anatomy of the breastfeeding baby (Dr Robyn’s PhD research) to help women reduce the risk of painful complications, which also helps women establish and maintain their milk supply.
If you have flat nipples, large breasts, small nipples, even if your baby has a tongue tie, the Thompson Method will work. Of course, there are exceptions depending on your unique circumstances and there are no guarantees. If you’re not sure, or if you’re really struggling with breastfeeding and would like some 1:1 help, click here to ask a question and our team will point you in the right direction
I’m on a tight budget. Do you have a payment plan available?
I’ve struggled with breastfeeding in the past. Will this still work for me?
Absolutely. Some women have had several babies before discovering The Thompson Method. The problem lies with so much inconsistent and conflicting information. Combine that with a hospital system that’s rushing women through and putting so much pressure on women who want to breastfeed. It’s no wonder breastfeeding rates are so low and why so many women are or have experienced painful complications. Our aim is to change that one woman and baby at a time.