Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dream? More like a nightmare!

I read a while back a tip from another mom on an MSPI message board that Rice Dream refrigerated rice milk is cross-contaminated with dairy. I didn't worry about it at the time, even though that's the product I use. I figured JD would let me know if it bothered him. Well, he let me know!

I usually only have a large amount of rice milk when I have cereal, and I hadn't eaten cereal in quite a while. I had oatmeal with rice milk for breakfast yesterday morning, and JD spent the rest of the day spitting up and fussing!

Evidently Rice Dream's shelf-stable rice milk isn't cross-contaminated, so it should be OK. Of course, I can only get the shelf-stable product at stores with health food sections, whereas the refrigerated rice milk was available at Super WalMart. Not nearly as convenient!

Oh well, that's the price we pay to keep our babies healthy and happy!

Now what do I do with that half-gallon of rice milk in my fridge?


Anonymous said...


I'm glad that tip was helpful to you but sorry that you had to find out the hard way! Love the blog, I've been trying to keep checking it. Best wishes to you and your little guy. Erin

Anonymous said...

I've found non-refrigerated rice milk at the Baker's on 156th and Dodge. They have lots of yummy flavors to choose from! You might check it out if you live close.

Anonymous said...

My walmart carries rice dream on the shelf. I have actually found it cheaper at Whole Foods Market though if you have one near you!

Anonymous said...

Just found out that Hy-Vee carries a store-brand shelf stable rice milk. About 2/3 the price of Rice Dream. I found it at Hy-Vee in Fremont, so I'm sure they have it in Omaha.