A young mum who dreamed of having a baby tragically died just 15 minutes after feeding her newborn son. Sam Billinge, 29, fulfilled her lifelong ambition of becoming a mum when she and husband Chris, 28, welcomed baby Jack on June 9, but last Saturday – just seven weeks later – she suddenly collapsed from a mystery illness and died in hospital .
Childhood sweetheart Chris, of Great Sankey, Warrington, in Cheshire, told how she died just 15 minutes after giving Jack a feed. The heartbroken young widower said: “I’m going to miss her smile. All I want is her back for five minutes. As it was so sudden I never got a proper chance to say ‘goodbye’ and ‘I love you’. Fifteen minutes earlier she was feeding Jack. It was so quick.”
Baby Jack arrived on June 9, but three weeks after he was born, Sam started to complain of feeling ill. Then last Saturday she suddenly collapsed and later died despite being rushed to Warrington Hospital. Her mysterious cause of death is unknown at this stage. It is believed the coroner has been informed.