Emergency First Aid
If your child chokes on a piece of food, her airway can become blocked, she will be unable to get oxygen into her lungs and may lose consciousness. If the blockage is mild, she will be able to cough, cry, and breathe; if severe, she can’t cough, breathe, or make any sound. Normal breathing may return if she loses consciousness and the muscles relax. If she is not breathing, start resuscitation.
For a baby under one year
Lay your baby face down along your forearm, keeping her head low and supporting her head and shoulders on your hand. Give her five sharp blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of your ...