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i'm new to the doula world & am trying to get a few essentials together for my "doula bag." my first birth went amazingly well without a thing packed (so i'm not going overboard) but one thing i'd really like to have is honey sticks....especially for those mamas in the hospital who aren't allowed to eat.

so....where do you get your honey sticks? and how long do they last? i'm not sure if i should only order 20 at a time or go for the gusto with 200. (i despise paying shipping so i'd rather order in bulk if they have a long shelf life!) or is there a place i can buy them locally? do they sell them at natural food stores?

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Hunters Honey Farm - http://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/stor...t=Honey%20Stix

I haven't been able to find any locally. Sometimes HFS sell them.
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A few years ago, an archaeological expedition in Egypt found a thousands-year-old jar of honey that was still good. So the shelf life is probably "until the packaging starts to break down."
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I found mine at the health food store.

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Due to the low moisture in honey, unless additional moisture has been added, honey never spoils. It will crystallize, but not spoil. If it does begin to spoil, if it's somehow had additional moisture added, you can tell by the smell, begins to take on a sour rag smell.
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Interesting stuff about honey!

I happened upon mine at a local grocer. I get lemon honey sticks and mamas really seem to like them.

A midwife at a birth I recently attended said you can make your own out of straws: Seal the bottom, fill with honey (like out of a squeeze bottle) and seal the top. Now HOW you seal it is a mystery to me...maybe some sort of melting tool????

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I got both regular honey sticks, and lemon/honey sticks (the lemon ones work better if mama has nausea) at my regular grocery store right near the tea bags.
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Everything your brought to that first birth is all you need.

I bring a jar of honey and use plastic spoons at the hospital for dosing. I buy delicious high quality local honey at the HF store or my little hicktown market.

I do take care to measure out 2-4 oz in a little glass jar that I bring to births, clean it well every time after a woman uses it. I don't haul my 5 lb thing and let everyone dip their spoon... ew I mix the honey with a little warm water for sipping sometimes too, like honey tea.
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Everything your brought to that first birth is all you need.

I bring a jar of honey and use plastic spoons at the hospital for dosing. I buy delicious high quality local honey at the HF store or my little hicktown market.

I do take care to measure out 2-4 oz in a little glass jar that I bring to births, clean it well every time after a woman uses it. I don't haul my 5 lb thing and let everyone dip their spoon... ew I mix the honey with a little warm water for sipping sometimes too, like honey tea.
ok....why didn't i think of this!? this seems like a great alternative (unless i find some sticks at my local health food store.

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I like the various flavored ones, and I get them at my local health food store. I have seen them at one of the grocery stores around her etoo, i used to buy them as a kid, loved it!

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Just popping in-- we always used to buy cheap honey sticks at our local farmer's market
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