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    Postural Drainage: Lower Lobes (Sides)

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    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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical ReviewerCatherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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