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What's abdominal breathing?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Belly not chest mvt
The general description of belly breathing infers that the chest remains less active while the belly expands & contracts with breathing.
This is common in infants who breathe with their diaphragm & each inspiration pushes out the tummy. Chest wall pain or trauma may increase belly breathing or an effort to move more air with exertion.

In brief: Belly not chest mvt
The general description of belly breathing infers that the chest remains less active while the belly expands & contracts with breathing.
This is common in infants who breathe with their diaphragm & each inspiration pushes out the tummy. Chest wall pain or trauma may increase belly breathing or an effort to move more air with exertion.
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