The nourishment you need.

The nurturing you deserve.

And the support that will help you thrive.

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Naomi is a certified post-natal doula who lives with her husband, daughter and dog in Sydney’s inner west. She believes every woman deserves a postpartum period that's restful, rejuvenating and respectful of the massive transition into motherhood.

How? Well, by taking a cue from cultures around the world. From Africa to Europe, women are encouraged to eat well, chill out and focus on bonding with their baby during the first month to six weeks. In China, female relatives cook up storms in the kitchen as women observe zuo yue zi, or the ‘golden month’. In Latin America, women rest and recuperate during la quarentena. In India, women are massaged daily and often eat according to Ayurvedic traditions.

Countries around the world have similar rituals and traditions around postnatal care. What do they have in common? Rest, good food, comforting touch, warmth and social support where the new mother feels cared for deeply. It’s all about stepping back, slowing down, healing and resting, in order to transition healthily and happily from expectant parent to mother. Family and friends mother the new mother and treat her as gently as a newborn.

It’s a far cry from the isolation, anxiety and pressure that new mothers in Western cultures often feel. Researchers have shown that good postpartum support is effective at protecting against postnatal mood disorders. A lack of support? Well, that’s been shown to be a contributing factor to depression.

Cocoon offers a modern take on these ancient rituals with two options. Want to fuel and strengthen your body with nutrient-dense food delivered straight to your doorstep? Naomi’s cooking up a storm right now. Fancy someone running you a healing bath, handing you a cup of tea and holding the baby while you relax (while taking care of the laundry)? She’s got your back. Literally—she’ll give you a shoulder rub.

Naomi is insured, has a Working With Children Check and is a graduate of the Newborn Mothers Postpartum Professional course.

A percentage of Cocoon’s profits is donated to PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) and Birthing Kit Foundation Australia.

Food to fuel motherhood

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DELIVERIES ARE EVERY THURSDAY. MINIMUM ORDER $100.

ORDERS CLOSE MONDAY NIGHT.

NOURISHING FAMILY MEALS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE STORE.

PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE.

Yes, we do gift vouchers—and aren’t you the most thoughtful baby shower guest?

Naomi delivers food specially tailored to the needs of new mums. Good nutrition is vital after you’ve gone through pregnancy and birth—not to mention breastfeeding, sleep deprivation and hormones that have gone a little nuts. And is there anything better than having it delivered to your door?

Nutrient dense and delicious, Cocoon food is packed with top-quality ingredients renowned for their postnatal healing properties in many cultures (and we only ever use grass-fed, organic meat and free-range, pastured eggs). Think comfort food, without the crap.

Order by midnight on Monday and we’ll deliver your food package on Thursday between 9am-1pm. If you’re going to be out, please leave an esky out for us to pop your food in so it stays cool.

Our food package—enough to last a week—takes its cues from Ayurvedic and Chinese traditions, which prize warming, blood-building and circulation-boosting ingredients. This stuff will support your milk supply, give you energy and soothe jangled nerves.

$5 from every food package is donated to our charities of choice - Birth for Humankind and PANDA.

We love food that fulfills a purpose, so we focus on nourishment that’s hydrating, anti-inflammatory and helps heal your gut. How come? Well, a few reasons: the right food can help your body heal and produce milk. Plus, studies indicate that when you don’t get the right nutrients, you’re at a higher risk of developing mood disorders.

Research has linked depression to inflammation. It’s also shown that the gut-brain connection has a role in regulating mood, and a 2013 study published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry found a strong correlation between inflammation, serotonin levels, and postpartum depression.

It’s simple, really: this is good food that tastes great and helps you handle everything motherhood throws at you.