Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC was founded in 2009 by Erin Sundseth Ross, Ph.D., CCC-SLP to advance the practice of infant feeding using evidence-based methods, with an emphasis on neuroprotective caregiving and family inclusion. Dr. Ross applies her knowledge and experience from working in Neonatal Intensive Care settings as well as after discharge, to improve the practice of supporting feeding skill development for infants born prematurely, medically fragile infants and young children. She also uses her expertise in program development and evaluation, biostatistics, research methodology and outcome measurement to drive meaningful and positive change in health system processes and professional practice. Her consultation and professional development services enable both professionals and systems to work towards improving feeding outcomes in medically-fragile infants and young children.
Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC offers live (in-person and via ZOOM) and recorded video trainings for individuals and system-wide staff. These trainings include SOFFI®: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants where professionals may become a SOFFI® Certified Professional. Evidence to support the implementation of SOFFI® within a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was published by Horner, et al., in 2014. Additional trainings are offered in specialized topics, with more webinar and video products in development. Ongoing support for clinicians and staff is also provided through membership, and includes blogs, research reviews, and free downloadable handouts.