First Aid baby CPR for an infant who is unresponsive and not breathing

Learn how to perform CPR on a baby who is unresponsive and not breathing

If a baby is not moving and does not respond when you call them or tap their foot, they are unresponsive.

1. Call 000 and follow the operators instructions.
2. Open airway by keeping their head in a neutral position, and remove any obstructions (such as food) if required.
3. Look (for chest movement), listen (for sounds of breathing) and feel (for air movement) to check for normal breathing.

4. If there is no normal breathing, start chest compressions. Push firmly in the middle of their chest with two fingers so that the chest goes inward, then release.

Do this 30 times.

5. After the 30 compressions, give 2 rescue puffs, covering the baby’s mouth and nose with your mouth to create a seal.

Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue puffs until help arrives.

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