Protesters Melania Trump’s visit to Boston hospital with a cuddle slam program for babies born to drug

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The First lady, Melania Trump, visited a Boston hospital Wednesday to meet with advisors and administrators for a groundbreaking program to help with snuggling, children are born dependent on drugs or alcohol.

Outside of the Boston Medical Center in the South of the city at the end of, more than 200 workers protested against the visit, says the first lady represented by an administration, which they say has led to the immigrants from seeking health care with the harsh immigration policy. Some of the signs bore the inscription “BMC takes care of all the patients,” and “We believe that healthy women = healthy family = healthy society.”

“Families need to be together, that the best way to support the development of the children is for them to be with their families,” Carmen Rosa Norona, a psychotherapist, said working with young children, victims of trauma, The Associated Press. “The children the opportunity to grow, with their families, is a human right, in: the policy of separation of families is a violation of these rights.”

“This is not the person that we want our home, our hospital,” added Cecilia Girard, a 26-year-old employee who works as a nurse and midwife.


Within the hospital, Melania Trump, who was accompanied by the Health and Human Services Alex Azar, told a hospital employee that they “are very focused” on your work with babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome, a withdrawal condition in newborns after chronic opioid exposed during the mother’s pregnancy. The hospital also works with the abuse of drugs or alcohol mothers.

“I hope that today is the visit helps, the light on programs like yours,” said the first lady, who was visiting, as part of their “Best” initiative.


Health experts say that cuddling helps born the stress in infants of women addicted due to the increase of parental presence when the infant bed, skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding, according to BMC.

After listening to the doctors and administrators, Mrs Trump then spoke with the doctors, the front of the hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The White house said Trump met with children and families who are enrolled in a hospital-recovery program, the families, the education and the resources aimed at overcoming the effects of addiction

The First lady, Melania Trump greets the hospital administrators in the Pediatric intensive care unit at Boston Medical Center. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is on the left side. (Associated Press)

Azar stressed that the Trump management has deprivation with a special focus on the problem, including the ongoing clinical trials in neonatal opioid.

“Neonatal abstinence syndrome is one of the most heart said shredding parts of the opioid crisis,” Azar.


Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., a statement released Wednesday said that Trump’s visit “is a chance to remember and to educate, the Secretary and the First Lady of the ways in which our medical centers, to inequalities, to eliminate it and to ensure that all people, regardless of income level and residence status, have a basic human right to health care.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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