A heartbroken mother heard her baby’s “last breath” as she was being breastfed in the early hours of the morning.
The tragic 17-day-old tot “suddenly went floppy” in the arms of mother Farah Rashid, an inquest heard.
She called 999 who told her to start performing CPR on her baby girl Noor-ul-ain.
The inquest was told that the mother-of-three, 33, started to see blood trickle from her child’s nose, reports Wales Online.
The girl – born premature at 5lb 7oz – was pronounced dead later at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Mum Farah said: “I was feeding my daughter and when she stopped I started to wind her like I normally do.
“She’d had less milk than usual but I wasn’t worried. Then as she was on my knee she suddenly went floppy, her skin felt cold.
“I tried to bring her round while I rang my husband and when he didn’t answer I called an ambulance.
“It was so frightening – my other two girls were asleep and I was giving my baby CPR.
“When I was giving CPR I heard her make a gasping sound and for a second I thought she was going to be okay.
“Then at the hospital doctors told me she had died and I knew that sound was her last breath.”
Little Noor was born at 37 weeks at the University Hospital of Wales on April 2 this year.
An inquest heard how the little girl was doing “very well” when last visited by a midwife on April 15.
But the baby girl died in the early hours of April 19 after suffering from bleeding in her lungs. Police investigated but ruled out anything suspicious.
Cardiff coroner Andrew Barkley recorded an open verdict after hearing her cause of death could not be pinpointed.
After the hearing, Farah, of Roath, Cardiff, said: “The support we have had as a family is so humbling – I want to thank so many people for their kind help.
“For a long time I couldn’t take in what had happened.
“I fed Noor-ul-ain myself and we were in a good routine but when she passed away that routine went too. It all felt so strange, not real.
“I take comfort knowing that she died at home and that I did everything I could.
“I was with her the whole time and even though her life was short she was a precious gift from God.
“Her death has given me a new outlook in life. I feel now that I am a truer and more honest person and although she is gone I still have so much to be thankful for.”