CPR for babies: Positioning your hands for chest compressions

Picture of where to position hands for doing CPR chest compressions on a baby

If the baby does not breathe or show signs of circulation after rescue breaths, find the compression landmark. Picture a line connecting the nipples, and place two fingers on the baby's breastbone just below that line. Press the chest one-third to one-half the depth of the chest. Give 30 compressions.

Last Updated: May 1, 2008

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine

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