S.O.F.T. terminology was developed by PSN staff to give perinatal services providers an easy way to remember the general principles of bonding and attachment. It provides a step-by-step recommendation for a newborn within the first two hours of life.
Time together: Mother is given time to hold her unwrapped infant in an unhurried and uninterrupted environment for an unlimited period of time (at least 15 minutes during the first two hours of life). During this time, no painful procedures are being done to the mother or baby. The mother and baby are left alone together in the room if possible with no one else in the room except the father and one perinatal care staff observing.