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January Jones pops placenta pills

January Jones has revealed she ate her own placenta to help her on her return to work on Mad Men just weeks after giving birth.

The 34-year-old actress - who plays Don Draper's fussy and bossy ex-wife Betty - gave birth to her first child, son Xander, in September and was back on the set of the hit TV show just six weeks later. But she told People.com a special diet had helped her.

January said: "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!"

The X-Men: First Class star admitted going back to work hadn't been easy, but she was learning to cope.

January said: "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," the first-time mum recalls.

"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."

"It was hard to work long days and then go home and not sleep. It's getting harder, not easier, so I'm a little concerned!" she added.

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