Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a series of steps to help a person who is not responding and has stopped breathing. CPR helps deliver oxygen rich blood to the body tissue when the body is not able to do this on its own. Infant CPR should be used in babies less than 12 months of age.

Infant Heart and Lung System
Infant cardiopulmonary system
Infant CPR can keep blood flowing to vital organs until professional help arrives.
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CPR is given when an infant has stopped breathing. Reasons for this may include:

The outcome will depend on the cause and how soon effective CPR was started. Many are unable to regain a normal heartbeat after it has stopped.