Illustration adapted with permission from the
University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Infants: Lay your infant on his or her stomach with the head
and upper body flat. Clap with a cupped hand over the lower ribs and behind the
armpit on each side. In order to prevent the chance of reflux, do not tip your
infant so that he or she is in a head-down position for postural
Toddlers and older: Lay your
child on his or her stomach with the head and upper body tipped down at a
30-degree angle. Clap with a cupped hand over the lower ribs and behind the
armpit on each side.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
June 9, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 09, 2011
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