The first symbol is Woman, it was a women who was sitting on her knees to show the respect since woman's position was low thousand years ago. Now you know the first symbol is woman, then look at the second one, there are two dots on her breast which stand for nipples, so the second character is mother.
Right now 女(nǚ) more likes a walking lady. 母(mǔ) just takes the breast part to show the idea.
The order of the Chinese character 女nv3(nǚ)
The order of the Chinese character 母(mǔ)mu3
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