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Mothering, and motherhood, from the point of view of women as mothers, are the subject of this topic. Breast-feeding provides a focus of many works in this group in terms of public attitudes to breast milk. However, all the processes of feeding, weaning, potty-training, acquiring language, caring for, educating and socialising children are explored. The ambivalence of the mother to these activities, as observer-participant, often in contrast with her creative labour as an artist, and coupled with the day-to-day responsibilities for socialisation and a child's development are analysed. These works explore feminist responses in how societies' approach to childcare remains heavily invested in the labour of women from the point of view of mothers.