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 Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
David Messenger, MD
March 27, 2012
Last Revised: March 27, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine David Messenger, MD