How To Save A Baby Who Suddenly Stops Breathing If You're All Alone



Every parent's worst nightmare is seeing their babies stop breathing right in front of their eyes. Though some knew how to initiate basic CPR, most parent doesn't have any idea about it which could be alarming especially if you are all alone with the infant.

Babies can and do choke on food and toys or slip under the water in the tub or a pool without their parent's knowledge. We all hope we'll never be put in the position of having to save a baby's life, but it could happen.
However, knowing the basics of rescue breathing can help save a baby's life.

Luckily, 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.

What is CPR?

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This is the lifesaving measure you can take to save a baby who shows no signs of life (consciousness or effective breathing).

CPR uses chest compressions and "rescue" breaths to make oxygen-rich blood circulate through the brain and other vital organs until emergency medical personnel arrive. Keeping oxygenated blood circulating helps prevent brain damage – which can occur within a few minutes – and death.

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.

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.

(Source: SJA)
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