CPR for Infants (Age Less Than 1)

If you are alone with the infant give two (2) minutes of CPR before calling 911.  If another person is available, have that person call 911 or the local emergency number while you begin CPR.

1. Shout and Tap

Shout and gently tap the child on the shoulder.  If there is no response and not breathing or not breathing normally, position the infant on his or her back and begin CPR.

2. Give 30 Compressions

Give 30 gentle chest compressions at the rate of at least 100 per minute.  Use two or three fingers in the center of the chest just below the nipples.  Press down approximately one-third the depth of the chest (about 1.5 inches).

3. Open the Airway

Open the airway using a head tilt lifting of the chin.  Do not tilt the head too far back.

4. Give 2 Gentle Breaths

If the baby is not breathing or not breathing normally, cover the baby’s mouth and nose with your mouth and give 2 gentle breaths.  Each breath should be 1 second long.  You should see the baby’s chest rise with each breath.

Continue with 30 pumps and two breaths until help arrives.