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BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

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Remember that you need to breathe in and out throughout and not hold breath in one position.
The Sniffers are packaged to look like bags of candy, and the breath mints come in square tins that look like those that hold breath mints for humans.
Instruct patient on Valsalva maneuver (inhale, hold breath, or bear down) or if Valsalva maneuver is contraindicated, have patient exhale.