How to Save a Baby That Is Choking- Newest Advice from Doctors

(How to Save a Baby That Is Choking- Newest Advice from Doctors)

If you notice that your baby is unable to breathe, cough, cry, or speak, this means that s/he might be gagging. In this case, the baby’s airways are only partially blocked and the obstruction makes coughing or breathing difficult, but not impossible. On the other hand, if there is a complete obstruction of the baby’s airways that means that s/he is choking. Therefore, every parent should learn how to quickly and effectively react and clear the blocked airway and thus save their baby’s life.

St John Ambulance, the British Red Cross, and St Andrew’s First Aid have provided parents with up-to-date advice on how to act if their baby starts to choke after research suggested that many parents didn’t know what to do in these cases.

The latest advice is to place the baby along your thigh, with its face down, and strike the baby’s back. First aid experts claim that this position gives the baby greater support in comparison with previous advice, which suggested placing the baby along the parent’s arm.

A survey has shown that 38% from 1000 parents have experienced a situation in which their baby started choking on food.

Clive James, a Senior Training Officer at St John Ambulance said:

“If an infant is choking then, in the first instance, they should be laid face down along your thigh and supported by your arm, give them five back blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of your hand”

“Previously this was done along the arm but the leg is felt to be more secure and provide more support.”

“Check their mouth for any obstruction. If there is still a blockage then turn the infant onto their back and give up to five chest thrusts.”

“Use two fingers, push inwards and upwards against their breastbone.”

“If the obstruction does not clear after three cycles of back blows and chest thrusts, call for an ambulance and continue until help arrives.”

Source: healthylivingstyle.net

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How to Save a Baby That Is Choking- Newest Advice from Doctors (How to Save a Baby That Is Choking- Newest Advice from Doctors) If you notice that your baby is unable to breathe, cough, cry, or speak, this means that s/he might be gagging. In this case, the baby’s airways...