What makes someone a mother?

Another poster on Y!A said this: "The act of pushing out a baby does not make someone a mother." So what does? Would that be a woman who buys another woman's child, then drops said child off at daycare for 50 hours a week? If it's care-taking, then are nannies "mothers" too? show more Another poster on Y!A said this:

"The act of pushing out a baby does not make someone a mother."

So what does? Would that be a woman who buys another woman's child, then drops said child off at daycare for 50 hours a week?

If it's care-taking, then are nannies "mothers" too?
Update: ETA for CAM: Love your reinforcement of the "baby pushing" stereotype. And thanks for calling me "desperate". I can always count on you for a kind word...
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