Child's Digestive System

Picture of a child's digestive system

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients from the food, and ridding the body of waste products from the food. The digestive system consists of the:

  • Upper digestive tract, which includes the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
  • Lower digestive tract, which includes the small and large intestines.
  • Liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofMay 4, 2017

Current as of: May 4, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine