The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother. A nice gift to a new mama to-be (even better if you make the food for her!). I really missed not having the wise circle of female elders around me once Art was born. These recipes are delicious and draw upon different cultures too. Having girlfriends make me some recipes and me freezing some before the baby came really helped during the agonizing days of feed baby, feed mama, sleep, and repeat. #susansfav