What is SOFFI™ ?

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Ross brings over 29 years of experience working within the neonatal intensive care unit. During this time, she has brought her experience in developmentally supportive care practices and feeding development and intervention services together to create SOFFI TM:  Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants.

SOFFITM  is an integrated approach to supporting oral feeding in preterm and in medically complex infants, both in the NICU and in the Early Intervention setting.  The primary approach is offered in-person across 2 days, and provides the practitioner with evidence-based information regarding feeding development as well as assessment and intervention strategies.  SOFFITM is guided by the SOFFITM Algorithm, which is a clinical decision-making algorithm designed to ensure all feeders use the same critical thinking during feedings.  In 2013, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses highly recommended the use of the SOFFI Algorithm in conjunction with their  “Infant-Directed Oral Feeding for Premature and Critically Ill Hospitalized Infants:  Guideline for Practice” (Sables-Baus, S., et al., 2013.) “The SOFFI algorithm is grounded in similar principles as described in this guideline.” National Association of Neonatal Nurses


How to
Get certified:

In Person Training

Join us and become SOFFITM Certfied in person at one of our events hosted around the globe

Online Training

We are excited to announce our new online training course for SOFFITM. Train from the comfort of your own home!

Our Past Trainings

Dr. Ross has offered trainings in infant feeding in the United States, Canada, Chile, Austria, Sweden and Argentina. So far, we have traveled all around the United States and Canada.  And we are increasingly offering SOFFITM trainings internationally.  To date, we have offered SOFFITM  in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Chile.  We are working on bringing SOFFITM  in 2020 to India (again!), Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Greece, Indonesia, and South Africa.  And there is a SOFFITM Training Center in Brest, France! Follow along on the journey by visiting our SOFFITM Shares Blog.

Completed Your Training?

After completing your SOFFI™ Course its time to claim your SOFFI™ Membership and its benefits!

SOFFI™ Community Membership

This Membership provides all of the benefits of the BASIC Membership PLUS unique benefits and access to specific products that are only available after SOFFITM training.  You will need a password to sign up for this FREE membership. If you did not receive a password at the time of your course, please contact us to request one.

SOFFI™ Professional Membership

This membership is designed exclusively for SOFFITM Healthcare professionals who have successfully completed the SOFFITM 2-Day Training Course, and who are interested in ALL of the benefits as well as discounts and access to ongoing resources created for SOFFITM. You will receive all the benefits of the FEEDING FUNDAMENTALS membership as well as the SOFFITM COMMUNITY membership. This membership also unlocks additional mentoring opportunities.

Cost: $159

Per Year