First aid for a baby who is unconscious and not breathing

Check for breathing. Tilt their head back and look and feel for breaths.
Tilting the baby’s head back opens their airway by pulling the tongue forward. Looking at their chest to see if it’s moving, and feeling for breaths on your cheek, will help you tell if they’re breathing or not. If they are not breathing, they may also look pale and blue.
Tell someone to call for help!
Give five rescue breaths. Tilt their head back, seal your mouth over their mouth and nose and blow five times into the baby.
Give 30 chest compressions. Push firmly in the middle of their chest with two fingers so that the chest goes inward, then release.
Give two rescue breaths, then continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until help arrives.

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    03/31/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Great advice. Sounds like what we learned in our CPR class, which I should take again with my girls.
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    03/31/14
    Yea, that's where I learned that from as well.
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      03/31/14
      4Katie
      Great advice!
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