New mom Alyson Hannigan credits breastfeeding for her weight loss since welcoming her 6-month-old daughter Satyana. Alyson and her hubby Alexis Denisof are pictured above at the 61st Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 20.
The 35-year-old former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star is so impressed with the powers of nursing, she jokes that she’s discovered the key to a long-term weight maintenance plan in a new video for PEOPLE TV:
I know it’s a cliché, but I was eating just ridiculous amounts of food but still losing weight. I think I should just keep breastfeeding until she’s 18.” She adds, “Is that weird? [If I] just keep pumping? No, I’m not going to do that. That was a joke. Please don’t send letters!”
Since returning to the set of her hit show How I Met Your Mother, Alyson has developed a newfound appreciation for working mothers. “I am a busy mom….it’s amazing how you have to sort of juggle things more than you did before the baby,” she says.
HIMYM turns 100 episodes old this January, and is marking the occasion by handing fans the mother of all gifts: one step closer toward the show’s titular mama. “There is some serious Mother action in episode 100,” reveals executive producer Craig Thomas. “It’ll be the closest Ted’s ever come to [discovering who she is]. He’s getting a step closer every episode this season, and episode 100 [we] kind of go bananas with it.”