Food to Bring to New Moms


This week I was more than impressed by the number of you who commented that you bring food to a new mom after she's had a baby. There was one thing I noticed about your comments: There seems to be an awful lot of lasagna going to new moms. And I thought I was the only one bringing this particular tasty treat!

Of course, any dish you take to a new mom will be greatly appreciated. After all, it's the thought that counts! But if you're afraid she might have lasagna-overload, here are few other suggestions of easy meals you could bring instead...

The best food to bring to a new mom is something that's easy to freeze, heat up, and clean up.

  • Baked ziti
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Chili (non-spicy for breast-freeding, of course!)
  • Beef stew
  • Barbecued meat (like pulled pork) for sandwiches
  • Potato soup
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Any casserole, like chicken and broccoli casserole
  • Meatloaf
  • Lentil soup

And if there are several people bringing her food, sometimes it's best to coordinate a meal schedule so she doesn't end up with seven meals one night and none the next. is a website that helps you organize meals for your friends and family in need.

What foods do you bring to a new mom?

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aiden... aidensmomma508

You forgot meatballs!  That was my favorite dish I got after having my son.  I would bring cookies to a new mom. If I Knew a New mom. :D

tyheamma tyheamma

I've brought a variety of different foods, usually things that are what we had that night and easy to reheat. I always call to ask for allergies and food dislikes (in the same sentence, so she can say "onions" and not deal with explaining whether or not DH is allergic to them or just hates them.

teamq... teamquinn

We do stews or spaghetti.  If there is an older child at home the spachetti works well.  Also don't forget the sides and if you feel especially nice dessert.  

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