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Infants: Lay your infant on his or her side, being sure to keep the head and upper body as flat as possible. Clap with a cupped hand below the armpit on each side. To prevent the chance of reflux, do not tip your infant so that he or she is in a head-down position for postural drainage.
Toddlers and older: Lay your child on his or her side, with the head and upper body tipped down at a 30-degree angle. Clap with a cupped hand below the armpit on each side.
Last Revised: June 11, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
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