I am not sure how western feminists interpret the relationship between women and children. In my experience working with Tibetan grassroots organizations in eastern/northern Tibet, when we talk about women’s issues such as health and education, mother and children are typically brought together.
For example, many people advocate the importance of education. Women’s education is particularly prioritized because they are considered to be the ones who will have the most critical role in educating the youth. The education of the future generation of Tibetans is thus considered to rely upon one’s mother.