Keep in mind that children’s lungs are much smaller and be sure to use shallower breaths. Watch victim’s chest to prevent stomach distention.
If the child is not breathing:
- Cover the child’s mouth tightly with your mouth
- Pinch the nose closed
- Keep the chin lifted and head tilted
- Give two slow breaths. Do NOT give large, full, forceful breaths.
If the chest does NOT rise, try the chin lift-head tilt again, and give two more breaths. If the chest still doesn’t rise, check to see if something is blocking the airway and try to remove it.