Rumination disorder is characterized by effortless and repeated regurgitation of small amounts of food, which is then partially or completely re-chewed, re-swallowed, or expelled. Symptoms It is relatively common in infants and mentally handicapped persons, but also occurs in persons with normal intelligence. It is oftentimes confused with bulimia nervosa, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and upper gastrointestinal motility disorders such as gastroparesis or chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Source.
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