"I work long days, and I need help caring for him," Ellen Pompeo says of her baby nurse, who assists the actress with 5-month-old Eli Christopher

By Jen Juneau
March 23, 2017 10:55 AM

Mom of three Ellen Pompeo just welcomed a new baby boy late last year, but the actress is already back into the groove of balancing work and parenthood — with a little outside help.

“I have the most fantastic baby nurse, Jackie,” the Grey’s Anatomy star told Ellen DeGeneres Thursday of the assistance she gets with 5-month-old Eli Christopher. “She helps me. I’d be nowhere without her because I work long days and I need help caring for him.”

“She’s got my back,” says Pompeo, 47, adding that her son is sleeping through the night and is “the sweetest thing ever.”

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“I need a baby nurse for me to sleep all night,” DeGeneres jokes.

“It’s funny, because everybody who meets Jackie is like, ‘I want her,’ ” Pompeo says. “I’m like, ‘You don’t have a baby!’ [and they say] ‘Yeah I know, but I just want Jackie.’ ”

“I don’t know how women do it, especially at night like that, and then you have to get up and go to work. It’s crazy,” the host says.

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Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery have quite the full house. Aside from their new little guy, they are parents to daughters Sienna May, 2½, and Stella Luna, 7½.

The family doesn’t stop there, though. Four chickens, a fish, and four dogs complete the household — including the brood’s newest addition, pup Lily.

“The way the rescue gave her to me was fantastic. She had all her shots, she was potty-trained and crate-trained,” Pompeo says of Love Leo Rescue. “They do so much for animals, and keep them out of kill shelters. I can’t say enough about them.”