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Saturday March 24, 2012 1:23 am

January Jones Eats Her Own Placenta

January Jones with her son XanderJanuary Jones is eating her own placenta.

The Mad Men actress gave birth to son Xander last September and admits she has been dining on the ephemeral organ - which connects a baby to their mother while they are in the womb and delivered after the birth - in capsule form ever since.

"I have a great doula who makes sure I'm eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation. Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins. It's something I was very hesitant about, but we're the only mammals who don't ingest our own placentas. It's not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!" she told People when asked how she copes with being a working mother.

January - who refuses to name Xander's father - went back to work soon after her son's birth but was grateful he was able to come to the Mad Men set with her: "I think I went back to set six or seven weeks after, so he was really little. I had the baby and the baby nurse in their own room so I could go back and feed him every two hours. If I felt like he needed me, or if he needed to eat, or even if I just needed a squeeze because I was having separation issues, I would go back and see him. It was such a blessing that I wasn't separated from him."

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