I never really understood how important it is to feed friends who've just had a baby, until I had a baby myself last year. I always thought bringing a meal was a nice gesture, but it's actually way more than that. It's a lifeline, a blessing in the truest, deepest, not-just-a-flippant-hashtag kind of way.
The standard "new baby meal" is a casserole. It's easy to make, easy to serve, and makes good leftovers. But you want to know the truth? It might not be what a new mom really wants or needs to eat. Here's what you should bring instead.