A mother is facing jail after leaving her baby home alone which she partied for five days and nights
Neighbours of the 20-year-old woman heard the baby girl's screams and alerted police officers who broke into her filthy house.
They found the 16-month-old starving in her cot, her nappy and clothes had not been changed for days and there was blood on a blanket.
The distressed youngster was so hungry she grabbed at food which she was offered by police officers and also gulped down water
Beer cans and bottles covered the lounge floor and there were signs of drug abuse.
However, she told officers that she did occasionally return to the house in Brecon, Powys, to feed her daughter on bread and Cheerios
During an appearance at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court, the mother pleaded guilty to neglect, cruelty, ill-treatment, abandonment and wilful assault of her baby over five days.
She cried in the dock after being told by a judge that she could be sent to prison
Prosecutor Heath Edwards told the court: 'The police got in through an open window and found the house a total mess.
'There was a strong smell of urine. The baby's clothes were stinking dirty and had not been changed for several days.'
The woman will be sentenced at a later date. The baby is now being cared for by relatives.