Choosing a Meal Bundle
If planning for immediate postpartum meals, the best meals to start consume when you begin your first birthing waves and within the first few days postpartum are sold in our New Mommy Bundle and in our 3-Day Starter Bundle. If you’d like ongoing postpartum meals after the first week of childbirth and through your breastfeeding years, choose the Nourish Bundle. If you want only healing lactation teas and tonics, choose our Healing Tonics Bundle. If you want to have broth daily, choose our Beautiful Bones Broth Bundle. If you are gifting a family member or friend, please see the Details section “Gifting New Mothers”.
FAQ about Nourish Meal Delivery
Prepared by an Ayurvedic Chef specializing in pregnancy and postpartum, all postnatal meal delivery offerings include wholesome, organic whole foods specific for a vulnerable new mother’s body! Delicious and nutritious, they contain lactogenic ingredients to help build milk supply, tonify the blood, stimulate the lymphatic system, quell vata dosha, and ease digestion for increasing metabolism and gently helping elimination. Perfect for regaining strength, rebuilding the blood and lymphatic systems, easing elimination and inflammation, while shaping optimal milk production with galactagogues (lactation-promoting foods and herbs) and no nightshades (they reduce milk supply).
After childbirth, a woman needs almost 600 more calories daily than she ate while pregnant to be able to absorb and assimilation nutrients, vitamins, and essential minerals into her own body while healing, and for her teeth, hair, organs, etc. as well as to build an adequate milk supply for her baby. Postpartum hair loss is not normal! Yes, it’s common, but it’s due to a new mother not getting enough nutrients for her body.
How can I justify this service to my partner who loves to cook?
Nourish postpartum meal delivery service is perfect when too tired to stand and cook, full of nutrition for you and your growing baby so you can rest, and your partner can also rest. Do you prepare and cook the majority of your meals for you and your partner? After a baby is born, the likelihood that responsibility is now placed on your partner greatly increases. In postpartum, the concept and value of time also increases – time is everything! If your husband or partner is also living life on 2-3 hour increments, they too then need time to shower, eat, help with diapers, burp the newborn baby, and sleep. Having a partner take over the cooking can be very hard on the partner, especially if they don’t know what foods can decrease lactation or cause gas and tummy upset for a newborn’s very immature (and still developing) digestive system. Postpartum meal delivery is a godsend for those who want the types of foods that can heal the postpartum mother’s body quickly and help with building breastmilk supply. It is a wonderful gift for new mothers as well, as they feel nourished and loved through this essential, healing culinary art.
Gifting New Mothers
Please purchase a Gift Card instead of meal delivery when you want to surprise someone with a meal bundle. This allows them to directly communicate with us to customize their meal bundle for their specific dosha and any food intolerances. It also allows for quality control so that orders are delivered exactly when they are ready to receive them, in the event their hospital stay is longer, so their meal bundle is not prepared or delivered too early.
Food Allergies & Intolerances
We do not use dairy to prevent fussiness in newborns and babies for breastfeeding mamas!
All postpartum meal delivery offerings are soy-free, casein-free, lactose-free, and gluten-free*. We love to make our dishes creamy with breastmilk-boosters like cashews and almonds, however all recipes can be made nut-free. If you have an allergy or an intolerance, we welcome you to inform us in the Notes section of the checkout form so we can modify appropriately. If you have a peanut allergy, you can choose almond butter or sunflower butter. If you have a chickpea or peanut allergy, please tell us in the Notes section so we can omit fenugreek from your postpartum meals.
*Barley (a galactagogue) is in our Barleychata, so if you’re gluten intolerant, please do not choose Barleychata. In addition, our Shiitake Chicken Soup can be made gluten-free by choosing to pair it with rainbow quinoa instead of barley.
Choose your Diet Style
A note about choosing Vegan or Vegetarian:
Almost all recipes are already vegan or vegetarian. We do not use dairy or soy for our milk-based ingredients; we use plant-based milk. We craft our meals with ghee as it helps assimilate vitamins, minerals, and nutrients deeper into the tissues for healing. Grandmothers who practice Ayurveda say “30 lbs of ghee in the first month postpartum” and it’s known to help nutrition as well as weight loss. We are not just switching out dairy milk for another milk and then calling it vegan, as we already do not use dairy milk or any dairy ingredients AT ALL except ghee. If choosing vegan, we do omit ghee and use a plant-based avocado, grape, sesame, or coconut oil blend instead. Also if specifying vegan, instead of honey, we use date fruit or maple syrup. Therefore if you are choosing vegan only due to a dairy intolerance, we encourage you to choose vegetarian instead as ghee is super beneficial for internal oiling and to speed healing after birthing. In addition, ghee does not cause an issue for those who have a dairy intolerance as ghee is actually casein-free and lactose-free. For the Nourish Bundle, any salads or comfort items containing “cheese” or “sour cream”, we used plant-based (not soy) versions as well.
Sugar Sensitive Folks, Thyroid or Blood Clotting Issues, PCOS, Hashimoto’s, Hypoglycemia
Ideal for balancing insulin and hormone levels in order to encourage stabilized emotions, reduced cortisol, stress levels, and baby blues plus a quality breast milk composition and supply. No sugar is used in these recipes. A sugar-laden diet can decrease milk supply. In the very few recipes where sweetener is added, it is in the form of date fruit or Stevia – all recipes are diabetic, guaranteed low-glucose-spiking and low-glycemic, because your insulin levels affect your hormones which affect your milk supply. Considerations taken for women with insulin-resistance and thyroid issues as sugar plays a role in hormones and thus, milk production. For those with these conditions, please tell us in the Note section of the checkout form, and we will omit fenugreek from your postpartum meals.
Integrity in Meal Preparation
We only prepare and cook organic, quality foods in our neat and organized kitchen. Calm energy is put into cooking as a form of healing, not as a practical act but as a sacred art of intention to nourish you. Meditation beforehand to ensure a centered mindset, being present so you feel the wholeness and healing effect during this very special recovery period of your life.
How it Works
For pregnant mothers, it is best to order early and delivered by 36 weeks postpartum in the event your baby debuts early. This way you have all the food in your freezer that you can pull out and thaw and start drinking and snacking on during your early laboring at home, which will make for easier digestion and elimination to reduce straining since after birthing, your body prioritizes healing and lactation over metabolism and digestion. You may choose between compostable/biodegradable containers (green bin) or recyclable glass jars (blue bin). If delivering to your hospital, there will be a little note that states all ingredients and how to consume each serving, and instructions for your partner or nurse explaining how to warm them. There has never been a problem with them doing this at the hospital’s birth or postpartum microwave unit. If you choose jars, keep them in the ice cooler and refill the ice when needed. This is easily accessible at your L&D floor or postpartum unit and will keep the food for a few days. For quick preparation, and so your partner or family member does not have to leave your room to heat the teas, tonics, and meals: pack a portable electric warmer and a 3 quart pot with an extension cord in your birthing bag. Simply plug it into your labor or postpartum room, fill the pot with water, and place the jars directly into the pot to heat them. Use mini silicone oven mitts or grab a small towel from your L&D/postpartum unit’s bathroom to retrieve and set on the counter or bedside table to cool. If you order compostable containers, heat in the oven at home or the microwave at your hospital or birth center. So easy! These tonics, teas, and foods will be there for you to enjoy throughout the first few days.
Pricing reflects value. This is not just meal delivery – it is postpartum meal delivery. These are not your average meals, pies, or smoothies so they are priced accordingly – they include several galactagogues to aid your milk production and boost your supply. Value includes: cost of lactogenic herbs, ayurvedic herbs, and organic ingredients, cost of glass and eco-friendly food container materials, labor time for preparing the meals, gas driving to and time selecting organic groceries, time spent driving to your home to deliver meals, sacred heart and intention, plus the utmost safety standards and sanitary measures for the vital recovery of the vulnerable postpartum body.
What if I’m not breastfeeding or pumping?
Mothers supplementing or wanting to wean, but still desire nutritional healing from childbirth also benefit from the expertise and wisdom of switching out galactagogues (foods and herbs which increase milk production) for foods that block breastmilk production. Please let us know in the Notes section if you are weaning or not wanting to increase supply so we can use ingredients to dry up breastmilk.
Compare Meal Bundles
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New Mommy Bundle