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What causes rumination disorder?

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We don’t know what exactly cases this eating disorder. It often happens in babies and young kids. Some things that may play a role include:

  • Physical illness or severe stress.
  • For some children, chewing is self-comforting. They sometimes may do this because they don’t have a healthy connection with a parent or a main caregiver.
  • A child may be trying to get attention.

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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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