Melania Trump Visits Hospital’s ‘Cuddle’ Program for Babies Exposed to Opioids in Womb

The hospital developed the program to nurture babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome

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First lady Melania Trump, left, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, walks with staff during a visit to Boston Medical Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 6, 2019. VOA

Melania Trump is visiting a Boston hospital’s cuddling program that aims to help infants born dependent on drugs or alcohol.

The first lady’s stop Wednesday at Boston Medical Center is part of her “Be Best” initiative.

The hospital developed the program to nurture babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. The hospital also works with expectant mothers who misuse drugs or alcohol.

Mrs. Trump told hospital administrators she hopes her visit will focus more attention on their work.

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The first lady’s stop Wednesday at Boston Medical Center is part of her “Be Best” initiative. Pixabay

She was joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.

Dozens of workers at the hospital gathered outside to protest the first lady’s visit.

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