Illustration adapted with permission from the University of Wisconsin Medical School
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.
Current as ofDecember 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy