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Illustration adapted with permission from the University of
Wisconsin Medical School.
Infants: Lay your infant on his or her back
with the head and upper body flat. Clap with a cupped hand on the front of the
chest in the nipple area and just below it. 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
Toddlers and older: Lay your child on his or
her back with the head and upper body tipped down at a 30-degree angle. Clap
with a cupped hand on the front of the chest in the nipple area and just below
it. For girls with developing breasts, put the heel of your hand under the
armpit and clap with the fingers beneath the breast.
June 9, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
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