Rumination Syndrome Resources

Caring for a child with any illness or injury can be overwhelming. To help you find answers to your questions and feel confident with the care you’re providing your child, we’ve created the following list of health resources. We hope they can help make this time in your family’s life a bit easier.


Rumination Syndrome Video

What is rumination syndrome? It’s a functional gastrointestinal disorder that occurs when food that is swallowed – but not yet digested – gets regurgitated and comes back up from the stomach, through the esophagus and into the mouth. 

Rumination Syndrome Breathing Exercises

The best way to treat rumination syndrome, a functional gastrointestinal disorder, is with behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy – specifically diaphragmatic breathing for rumination syndrome – retrains the body to keep food and liquids in the stomach instead of traveling up the esophagus and into the mouth.