Postural drainage for children: Upper lobes (back)
Infants: Lean the child forward about 30 degrees. You can do this by leaning back and holding the child steady against your chest. Repeat gentle clapping with a cupped hand between the spine and shoulder blade on each side of the upper back. Keep clapping for 3 to 5 minutes.
Toddlers and older: Have the child lean forward about 30 degrees against a pillow. Repeat gentle clapping with a cupped hand between the spine and shoulder blade on each side of the upper back. Clap for 3 to 5 minutes.
Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics