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Barley can be eaten in small amounts during pregnancy. It helps lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. Avoid eating barley in large amounts due to the small risk of miscarriage. Avoid sprouted barley due to the risk of bacteria that may cause infections.
The nutrients in barley are excellent for your skin and hair.
Some mums find that consuming barley increases their milk production. You could try adding whole barley to soups, salads, and stew to boost breast milk supply.
If your baby is allergic to wheat, hold off on introducing barley, as he or she might be allergic to barley as well. Wait until your baby is 10-12 months before introducing barley water.