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To keep your child safe during a
Your child may stop breathing for up to 1 minute (60 seconds) during a spell. If your child doesn't wake up quickly
and start breathing again, call 911 or other emergency services. The 911 operator may tell you to give your
child rescue breaths while you wait for help to arrive.
March 21, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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