January Jones: I'm Eating My Son's Placenta

'I suggest it to all moms,' says Mad Men actress
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 27, 2012 12:08 AM CDT
January Jones strikes a pose playing Betty Draper before her character"s divorce in last season's "Mad Men."   (AP Photo/AMC, Frank Ockenfels, FILE)
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(Newser) – Yikes. Seems like the former Betty Draper is a bit of a scary ice princess after all. Mad Men actress January Jones, who plays Don's chilly ex, reveals to People that she's eating her baby boy's placenta. The placenta "gets dehydrated and made into vitamins,” she explains. “It’s something I was very hesitant about, but we’re the only mammals who don’t ingest our own placentas.” It's not as disgusting as it sounds. The placenta has been made into capsules, which Jones takes every day, or anytime she feels "tired or down," says the magazine. "It's not witch-crafty or anything," she explains. "I suggest it to all moms."

Jones, 34, gave birth to her son, Xander Dane, last September, and brought him to the Mad Men set so she could nurse him during filming, or at least give him "a squeeze" whenever she needed some baby love. (Jones hasn't revealed who the father is.) She's actually nothing like cold-hearted mom Betty, says Jones. Fans "make cracks about it, but they don’t actually think I’d bring any of Betty’s parenting into my own life,” she adds. “What’s nice is that the expectations for my parenting is very low, so I can really only exceed the expectations.”

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