Hi, I used a dummy with my first, but only used Nuk because I heard it could affect their teeth, with my twins, I couldn't get them to suck on one so they didn't have one, now with this next one, I plan to try with the dummy again, because one of my twins sucks her thumb, at least with the dummy I could take it away, I can't take a thumb off. With my first too I only let her have it until she was about 1, then took it away, mind you I think I was a bit lucky, she didn't worry about it too much because by that stage she only had it to go to sleep. I think if they are managed properly dummies can be great, I am trying the avent dummies this time, only because of the shape, I don't like the cheap cherry dummies, I think they might affect their teeth, but I am no expert and haven't heard of anyone that has had problems with them either. With no. 1 it was great to keep her quiet when you needed her to be and was also great if you couldn't get to feeding her for a few minutes she was happy to suck on the dummy for a bit instead. Hope this helps with your decision, just remember it is YOUR decision whether to use a dummy or not, take the advice you think is logical, and disregard the rest. All the best with the rest of your pregnancy.
3 beautiful girls and a beautiful baby boy