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    CPR for Babies: Rescue Breathing

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    • Put one hand on the baby's head.
    • Put the fingers of your other hand under the bony part of the lower jaw near the chin. Tilt the chin upward to keep the airway open.
    • Take a normal breath (not a deep one), and place your mouth over the baby's nose and mouth, making a tight seal. Blow air into the baby's nose and mouth for 1 second, and watch to see if the baby's chest rises. If the chest does not rise, position the baby's head again and give another breath.
    • Between rescue breaths, remove your mouth from the baby's nose and mouth and take a normal breath. Let his or her chest fall, and feel the air escape.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD

    Current as ofJune 4, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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