Today, 10:34 AM
This is a good article with all kinds of ideas for encouraging baby to nurse: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/
I have been around the breastfeeding world a long time, and a baby who nurses great at night but not during the day is not something I have seen covered in any lactation literature. This means I (personally) have not ever seen some specific explanation nor 'cure.'. Generally, if a baby CAN nurse well some of the day, baby CAN nurse well other times as well.
I am not saying it does not happen, I know it does happen because I see this issue pop up occasionally on these forums. In those cases, in the worst cases, baby gets to the point they will ONLY nurse in their sleep....Actually, that is the second worse- the worst case scenario is baby is supplemented unnecessarily (or too much) and/or comforted with the pacifier too much, and baby eventually stops nursing at all due to having too many bottles and/or too much pacifier use. Please note, as bsusa65 says, this does not mean never use a pacifier or bottles. Both can help depending on the situation- but their use must be approached with extreme caution. Generally, the best case scenario for breastfeeding longevity is baby is allowed/gently encouraged to nurse as often as they like and for everything...food, drink, comfort, and just because!
To me, if a baby is latching and nursing just fine part of the day, and not so other parts of the day, it stands to reason that the issue is...