But eventually, you have to eat because labor is exactly that — really hard labor. What we eat after delivery can help us muster up the energy for weeks (okay, months) of sleepless nights ahead, caring for a newborn, physical recovery, and breastfeeding. A sleeve of salted crackers would be a welcome addition to your hospital delivery bag snack haul. You can also thank the slew of postpartum meds you’re often instructed to take, like iron supplements and pain relievers. Research has found an association between low omega-3 levels and postpartum depression and that supplementation may help reduce your risk.