First Aid: How to Save a Baby Who Stopped Breathing

A research showed that only a quarter of the parents would know what to do if their baby stopped breathing.

Most of them are so terrified by the prospect of their children not breathing that they even do not considerate the possibility of having to resuscitate them.

Therefore every parent should know how to perform CPR and save the life of their little ones.

St John Ambulance has produced an online video guide for parents that aims to remove the fear factor in learning to use CPR on babies.”/>”We’re asking everyone to share the video so that all parents, grandparents and carers can learn what to do in those crucial minutes after a baby has stopped breathing” chief executive of St John Ambulance said.

It is important to know that a proper resuscitation can considerably increase the chances of survival, and it can save the life of your baby as well.

Here’s how you should perform CPR on the baby who’s unconscious and stopped breathing:

1. Call the emergency number.

2. Put your baby on a flat surface and gently tilt its head back to open the airway.

3. Give your baby CPR by placing your mouth over the baby’s mouth and nose, and then give 5 initial rescue breaths.

4. Place two fingers (index and middle finger) on the baby’s chest and press or inflate 30 times in a regular rhythm.

5. Once again place your mouth over the baby’s mouth and nose and give the baby 2 rescue breaths.

6. Then again, place two fingers on the baby’s chest and do 30 more chest compressions in the same rhythm.

7. Repeat the procedure with 2 puffs and 30 pumps until the ambulance comes.



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