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Choking Rescue for Babies

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Topic Overview

If the baby can cough or make sounds, let him or her cough to try to get the object out. If you are worried about the baby's breathing, call 911.

WARNING: Do not begin the choking rescue procedure unless you are certain that the baby is choking.

If a baby can't breathe, cough, or make sounds, then:

Choking rescue procedure (Heimlich maneuver) with baby facedown
Choking rescue procedure (Heimlich maneuver) with baby faceup

Credits for Choking Rescue for Babies

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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