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How is rumination disorder treated?

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Treatment for this eating disorder focuses on changing the child's behavior, such as:

  • Changing the child's posture during and right after eating
  • Encouraging more interaction between mother and child during feeding; giving the child more attention
  • Lowering distractions during feeding
  • Making feeding a more relaxing and pleasurable experience
  • Distracting the child when they start to bring food back up to re-chew
  • Putting something sour or bad-tasting on the child's tongue when they start to regurgitate food

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MedlinePlus: "Rumination disorder."

Medscape: "Rumination."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Rumination disorder."

Medscape: "Rumination."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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