FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, first lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump will receive a briefing on neonatal abstinence syndrome when she visits a Tennessee children’s hospital on July 24. The first lady’s visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, is tied to her “Be Best” initiative. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The Latest: First lady to visit with families at hospital

July 24, 2018 - 3:52 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump's trip to Nashville, Tennessee (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Melania Trump is in Nashville, Tennessee, to promote her "Be Best" campaign to help children.

On Tuesday, she is visiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in her first domestic trip to highlight the initiative.

Mrs. Trump is participating in a discussion about babies who are born dependent on drugs and plans to visit privately with families who have infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Mrs. Trump brought with her fleece blankets with the White House seal that she purchased to give to the babies.

The issue taking her to Tennessee is neonatal abstinence syndrome, which occurs when a baby withdraws from drugs — usually an opioid painkiller — that he or she was exposed to in the womb.

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12:30 a.m.

Melania Trump is going on the road to promote her "Be Best" campaign to help children.

The first lady planned to promote the campaign Tuesday in Tennessee during a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. It will be her first domestic trip to highlight the initiative. Mrs. Trump will participate in a discussion about babies born dependent on drugs, tour a neonatal intensive care unit and visit with patients.

The first lady unveiled "Be Best" at the White House in May, saying it will focus on children's well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

She was hospitalized soon after the announcement following surgery to treat a kidney condition and spent several weeks out of the public eye recuperating before resuming a public schedule.