Unfortunately my sons did not take to the dummy so I wish you luck , My son however only left the breast just over a month ago and he is 3 years old . Tough love is what I had to do, It broke me to pieces but at the end we now have a better relationship because mommy is not always pinned down and used as a dummy and all my babba wants now is love and attention 🙂
It’s going to be so much harder on your baby now that he’s older. And, you have to understand that sometimes the only reason they want the dummy (or pacifier as we call it here 🙂 ) is for emotional comfort. Start substituting other fun toys in the dummy’s place. Give a snack, so he can’t have the dummy at that moment and then ‘misplace’ it. Go a little longer each time before you give it back, always ensuring that you give a replacement item, such as toy or snack. Eventually he will just give up and accept the replacement over the dummy.