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.

Current as of: May 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine