CPR for Babies: Rescue Breathing
- 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.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015