I'm asking from the perspective of someone who's just gotten the hang of bf'ing my 5 day old after a painful start. However..next challenge. .. she seems to need a dummy to settle today as she would not stop crying for hours except when on my boob. I needed to rest my battered nipples so we gave her the dummy. She spits it out once she's in a deep sleep.
I'm also expressing for back up milk supplies for my husband to feed her if I'm sleeping but we've been feeding her from a cup due to being scared a bottle might throw everything into chaos with bf'ing.
So far today the dummy hasn't caused any issue with bf'ing.
I'd love to hear the experiences of others as I've found conflicting advice on nipple confusion...i know each baby is different