Jill Hennessy's postpartum plan: "A lot of nursing and a little bit of yoga"

04/08/2008 at 11:30 AM ET

Jill_hennessyAlthough it doesn’t work for everyone, Jill Hennessy counts herself as one of the lucky ones who dropped post-pregnancy pounds by breastfeeding. As new mom to 4-month old son Gianni, the actress said it all came down to the boob — and a spot of yoga.

A lot of nursing. When you are nursing a small infant it literallysucks everything out of you. Also, a little bit of yoga. Yoga is a great thing, it really helpsyou get back into shape. It wasn’t easy though. Trust me!

Also mom to older son Marco, 4 ½, with husband Paolo Mastropietro, the 38-year-old revealed that the transition from mom of one to two has been relatively easy.

Having a second child has made me enjoy both of them even more -– eventhough you sometimes want to pull your hair. I’m taking itone day at a time and it’s been amazing.

These kids of mine areincredibly cool. [Gianni] laughs all the time. To be honest, I didn’t know a babycould be like this. He’s completely fun and he hangs out and parties.He actually sleeps really well too, which is great. I’m shocked!

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pennie on

wow, she must be really lucky or be doing a little more dieting/exercise than she’s letting on. i breastfed my kids for 14 months each and i definitely still had to do a lot of very hard work to get the weight off. breastfeeding is not a miracle weight-loss formula for most women (the ones I know, anyways!)

Danielle, Celebrity Baby Blog Publisher on

I’ve met or talked to a lot of women who have lost weight just breastfeeding and a lot who don’t lose any weight or at least the last 5-10 pounds till they stopped. I don’t know what the ratio is, but Jill is probably just one of those women who drop the lbs as she nurses.

I lost a ton of weight while breastfeeding, most of it within the first 9 months postpartum, when Anya was exclusively nursing. My sister in law also lost a lot of weight too as did my friend Jennifer who lost 92 lbs since having her second daughter who is only 9 months (though she also starting running). She actually started a blog about it called Lost 100 – http://lost100.typepad.com.

brooke on

I love her sons names, gianni is one of my favorite boy names.

Yvonne on

Jill looks amazing!

I breastfed both of my kids and lost all pregnancy weight and then some. No diet or exercise needed just breastfed two very greedy kids (smile).

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