If the baby is not breathing normally, find the compression landmark.
Kneel or stand next to the baby after putting him or her on a flat surface.
Picture a line connecting the nipples, and place two fingers on the baby's breastbone just below that line.
Use just your two fingers to press the chest at least one-third of the depth of the baby's chest [about 4 cm (1.5 in.)].
For babies under 1 year of age, the compression rate is at least 100 compressions a minute.
Rescue breathing is more important to do for children and babies than adults. Give 30 compressions to 2 breaths.
Do 5 cycles of 30 compressions to 2 breaths before you call 911.
Current as of:
February 26, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine David Messenger MD - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger MD - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine