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How is rumination disorder treated in infants and children?

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Rumination disorder treatment mainly focuses on changing the child's behavior. Several approaches may be used, including:

  • Changing the child's posture during and right after eating
  • Encouraging more interaction between parent and child during feeding; giving the child more attention
  • Reducing distractions during feeding
  • Making feeding a more relaxing and pleasurable experience
  • Distracting the child when he or she begins the rumination behavior
  • Aversive conditioning, which involves placing something sour or bad-tasting on the child's tongue when he or she begins to vomit

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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