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How do I give rescue breaths to an unconscious choking infant?

  • Give 2 rescue breaths. -Tilt the head to a neutral position and seal your mouth over the infant's mouth and nose. If the breaths do not make the chest clearly rise, repeat cycles of chest compressions, foreign object check/removal and rescue breaths. 


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