First Aid for a Choking Conscious Infant
(Younger than 1 years old)

Step 1
Determine if the infant can cry or cough.
If not, proceed to next step.

Step 2
Give 5 back blows.

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Step 3
Give 5 chest thrusts.

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Step 4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 above until effective or the infant becomes unconscious. If the infant becomes unresponsive, perform CPR. If you see an object in the throat or mouth, remove it.