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About me

Ciao, my name is Patricia and I am the founder of TORTORELLA, your pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding shop. I am German, but recently moved to Italy with my family.

I have two little daughters, 1 year and 2.5 years. When I became a mother for the first time, it threw me for a loop. I had a romanticised idea of what it would be like with a baby, until reality hit full on. My first daughter was a demanding baby, you could perhaps call her a "cry baby", although today it's more common to talk about regulatory disorders. Breastfeeding didn't work at all, which kept me busy for a long time.

I had the feeling that I was well prepared for the birth, but not for what came afterwards: the postpartum. I thought my body would take care of it and that breastfeeding was the most natural thing in the world anyway. Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, I didn't have a midwife at my side at the time, so I started looking for products myself that might be able to support me.

Most of the shops in the area of pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding were either not very aesthetic, dusty, too medical or esoteric. That's why I founded TORTORELLA, where you can find products that fit your modern lifestyle in an appealing setting.


our mission


Becoming a mom is not easy and it often takes longer than expected to grow into the role.

It is not uncommon for one to forget oneself and realize that one has lost the "old" self.

The body has changed too. This makes you feel more or less comfortable.

TORTORELLA is about the woman after learning of her miracle and giving birth. There is a 'before' and an 'after'. We'll never be quite the same again.

Our product range supports you in dealing with the changes in the best possible way and in feeling completely comfortable as a new mom.



TORTORELLA is committed to supporting all forms of motherhood. 

Society currently has an almost unattainable image of motherhood that puts women under enormous pressure. This is particularly evident on social media in the form of #momshaming. If a mother deviates even slightly from the "perfect" norm, she reaps criticism and unsolicited advice.


Fresh new mums often lack the self-confidence to stand up for their personal parenting style and question themselves.

Wouldn't it be much nicer if mothers met without judgement?

# No unsolicited advice (even if it's meant kindly). you do you!

# It's nobody's business whether a woman breastfeeds or not and what her reasons are. also how long is breastfed, 2 weeks or 2 years, does not have to be commented on.

# Regardless of whether a woman stays at home for 3 years or goes back to the office after 3 months, she loves her child, is a good mother and can   have a fulfilling life.

# we live with our children and not for our children. mothers also have limits and do not have to sacrifice themselves completely for their children. 

# Breaks are okay and essential. look for your village and let them help you. Giving up your child once in a while doesn't make you a bad mother.

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