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How do I give rescue breaths to an infant when performing CPR?

  • After giving 30 chest compressions, give 2 rescue breaths, covering the infant’s mouth and nose with your mouth. 
  • Each rescue breath should last about 1 second and make the chest clearly rise. 
  • Continue cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths.

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