Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    NINE DAYS?! I’m no parent, but when are you really s’posed to wean?

  2. AMama

    AMama said, over 3 years ago

    The American pediatric guidelines recommend nursing for at least a year. Yes, the at least is not a typo. If anyone tells you differently they aren’t quoting real facts. The WHO recommends at least 24 months.

  3. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t think that’s a 9-day-old baby. Rather, she’s claiming that the baby has gotten used to formula instead of milk – but it’s unlikely that 9 days is enough to make the switch.

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago


    And judging from Luci’s (adorable but I am not holding her) expression, 9 days is not NEAR enough time. Meltdown in ten…nine…eight….(episodes)….

  5. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    Uh, isn’t Luci supposed to be nearly two, or even three by now??
    That’s really sick, Joan. Trying for the cover of Time Magazine, are we??

  6. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 3 years ago

    I’m guessing Lucy is younger than a year, though, as it would be pretty stupid to use formula (and from bottle!) for an older child, unless she is allergic to normal cow milk.

  7. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    time doesn’t go that fast in Stone Soup. Holly and Alix don’t grow older. Anyway I think 9 days should do it, didn’t take all that long with my three kids.

  8. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, it looks like she loves it!! The babysitters better each get a beautiful, expensive gift from Paris!!!

  9. HalcyonEve

    HalcyonEve said, over 3 years ago


    A lot of women where I live nurse their children into or even through their toddler years. A lot depends on both the mother and the child. My oldest self-weaned at 9 months, and I weaned my youngest at around 7-8 months (she was a biter).

  10. R Mnxo4

    R Mnxo4 said, over 3 years ago

    Hah – one of my sisters did this to my sister-in-law, only it was 2 days!! Luckily both the child and the SIL are go-with-the-flow people and it worked out relatively okay, but the SIL never took that sister’s kids again for a long weekend!!

  11. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

    A recent Simpson’s episode, had Marg dealing with a group of really radical women who breast feed their children. She referred to them as nipple Nazis.

  12. lamar lambert

    lamar lambert said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t want to think about what Val is going to do in desperation in a couple of days.

  13. sameyers

    sameyers said, over 3 years ago

    Ah yes, our typical Joan. Totally ignoring reality.

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I nursed mine for six and nine months respectively. My girls all nursed their children for about a year each.

  15. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, most of the time, it will be Grandma dealing with it as Val will be at work. Then, Holly and Alix after school. Ahhh, yes , the next 10 days will be FUN!!!!

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