My 11 month old has been on Zantac since he was approx 4 months old. I recently stopped giving the medication to him and now all of a suddden he is drinking a lot less. He is not even taking half of the bottle. I do not know if this is due to him still having acid relux or if he is teething. I know I need to start weaning him off of the bottle but he still needs liquids and this is rather sudden.
Most babies with reflux symptoms improve greatly during the first year. Most outgrow reflux during the first or second year. Maybe your son had a decrease in symptoms and the doctor suggested weaning him from the Zantac? This is a good way to test whether the medication is still needed. Certainly check in with the doctor and figure out if he has an illness, new tooth or a bit of lingering reflux.
It might help to keep track of how much he is drinking (or not drinking) for a few days so the doctor has some data.
Let me know what you find out.
The Reflux Mom