Baby saved by CPR on Florida interstate

Infant CPR is different than CPR administered on adults

MIAMI, FL. - (CNN) A Florida infant is recovering in the hospital and his aunt is being credited with saving his life.

According to CNN, Pamela auseo was driving on a Miami Highway on Thursday when she noticed that her 5-month-old nephew Sebastian was turning blue.

Rauseo pulled over and began giving the baby CPR on the side of the road.

Rauseo said there was no time to panic.

"I pulled over on the left, and I jumped to the back to check up on him, and he was out. He was sleeping, and I touched him to stimulate him. I got no response, so I took him out of his car seat, and he was completely limp and turning purple. I tried to call 911, but I was just so nervous, my hands wouldn't function."

Traffic came to a stop and other drivers rushed over to help.

Lucila Godoy was among the first.

"I was driving in the middle lane; she was in the fast lane, and all of a sudden I see her, and she's screaming and she's holding the baby and she's putting it up and down," Godoy said. "I just stopped the car and jumped out of the car, and I asked her what was going on, and we started working as a team."

Godoy had taken a CPR course when she was pregnant in Venezuela with her own son, also named Sebastian. "I didn't even think about it," she said. "I just hold the baby like my baby. ... When I heard her screaming 'Sebastian,' that was hard."

Soon, Sweetwater Police officer Amauris Bastidas stopped and helped the women perform chest compressions on the struggling infant, who resumed breathing on his own.

The dramatic scene was captured by a Miami Herald photographer who happened to be caught up in the traffic jam.

Al Diaz started taking pictures once it was clear that first responders were there to help.

Little Sebastian was born premature with respiratory issues and is doing great.

CPR on babies is performed differently than it is on adults.

There are local organizations that teach infant CPR if you're interested in learning more.

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