Well, not sure if this is good advice or not as can only pass on my experience (just a mum, not a professional), but the mid-wives in the hospital gave me a dummy for my DS at 3 days!! It was a tiny nuk one for newborns mind.
Hi again Woodmill! Yes mine had a dummy after about two weeks or even before - we went on a rescue-our-sanity shopping trip to Mothercare at this point. It looked huge to me but he took to it like he'd been sucking one in the womb and wondered where it had gone.
they are suitable from birth so you dont have to wait a certain amount of time before giving it. Breastfeeding mums are advised to wait 4 weeks or so before giving a dummy as it may interfere with building a milk supply although some mums give it before then with no problems.