Melania Visits African Hospital — Goes Into Full Mommy Mode

Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large

First lady Melania Trump traveled to Gahana on Monday for her first solo overseas trip.

Melania will also be traveling to Malawi, Kenya and Egypt to visit schools, hospitals and American missions and embassies.

Melania often focuses on children in her travels overseas and domestically. The first lady was welcomed to Gahana with a ceremony as she exited her aircraft. Melania accepted a bouquet of flowers from a girl on the runway and gave her a hug.

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Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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The first lady traveled afterward to Greater Accra Regional Hospital to visit with families and new mothers. Melania gave out teddy bears and Be-Best-themed blankets donated by the White House to the mothers and children.

During one particularly touching moment, Melania’s motherly instincts kicked in and she picked up a chubby-cheeked baby, rocking the cooing child. Melania made faces at the small baby and interacted with him to the delight of those watching.

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

According to the White House pool report, Melania exclaimed “Healthy boy” when a newborn was weighed in front of her. The White House also donated a bundle of sacks for the children to be weighed in. Melania was cheered by hospital staff as she walked through the halls to different wards.

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The first lady’s trip will last a total of one week.

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