Clearing the mouth and nose
If a bulb syringe is available:
Suction the mouth first, then the baby's nose ('m' before 'n') — see Figure 7.9.
No deep suctioning with a bulb syringe! It can cause slowing of the heart rate (bradycardia).
If no bulb syringe:
Clear secretions from the mouth and nose with a clean, dry cloth.