POSTPARTUM FOOD DELIVERY
After a woman gives birth, she is in a tender time of recovery. Labor and pregnancy have drawn upon every ounce of her body’s reserves and she is tired, depleted and vulnerable. We are all very excited that baby is here, but mom needs some special attention!
Our postpartum menu has been carefully designed with Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine principles in mind, as well as a little sprinkling of grandmotherly comfort and sisterly celebration. We want to give mothers (and babies) the best start to their motherhood journey.
we feed you, you feed the future.
Medicinal food for mom, delivered to the door.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Everything we make is intended to support the recovery, healing and happiness of the postpartum mother. We offer one to five week vegetarian and omnivorous options for local pick up or delivery. You choose your menu, tell us your due date, and then when baby is on the way, we head to the kitchen!
Our menu items are rooted in the combined wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) paleo and plant-based theories of food. The food can often be enjoyed by the whole family, is 95% organic, refined sugar and flour free. Everything is prepared in a commercial California kitchen by trained herbalists, health coaches and energy healers – good vibes are our secret ingredient (shh!)
The menu also takes care of Mother Earth, we promise that our offerings will always be zero waste, organic and reciprocal. We believe that what we give to mothers is of the utmost importance, and Mother Earth is not excluded from this mission. We support community agriculture as well as fairly traded, responsibly grown produce. Your deliverables will never come in any plastic. We compost all food scraps and recycle incoming plastic packaging at participating retailers. We also reuse your glass containers, passing on a $1 refund to our customers.
HOW DOES IT HELP?
Postpartum depression and anxiety affects 600,000 women annually, but is estimated to be closer to one million. Why is this happening? One theory is that we are more isolated and more depleted than ever before.
Globalization has inspired many of us to embark upon new futures in new lands, far from our mothers and grandmothers. The reality is that we don’t live in a village with our blood relatives any more. And if we do, we don’t lean on them like we could. In traditional cultures these relatives would have shown up to feed us soup and bring a mug of milk to our bedside post-baby, fold some laundry or watch the kids while we napped. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it!
The truth is that being a mom these days is one of the hardest jobs around. Many of us feel more digitally connected than ever, yet more physically isolated. We experience a gnawing pressure telling us that we must do it alone, mainly because our cultures tells mothers to “bounce back” – back to work, back to working out, back to doing it all instead of being slow, calm and present. But how can we be (do) anything well when we are running on empty?
Milk + Seed was created to bridge this gap, to embody the energy of the mother and the grandmother, and bring you a cup (or a few quarts) of soup, stew, custard, or medicinal milks on a regular basis. We know that without this helpful nourishment, it becomes all too easy to slide into despair and overwhelm.
It is mother nature to want to take care of your family, but we often forget that our bodies and souls are part of our family as well. Self care is historically one of the least prioritized tasks for mothers. And yet, mothers are doing the most important work in history. Learn how to give back to yourself. Our future depends on it.
If you already experience anxiety, depressive tendencies, overwhelm, mood swings, joint pain, digestive issues, rashes or skin conditions in your daily life pre-birth, we encourage you to explore postpartum food delivery, and if possible, to plan for an adequate intake of personally tailored nourishment for both your prenatal and postpartum passage. Please talk to your physician or nutritionist to find out whether postpartum food delivery would be a good option for you.