Re: nursing aaaaaaaaaaall night long!
bottle propping could increase ear infections since the bottle drips and allows the milk to pool in the mouth, which can possibly drain into eustacian tubes and allow bactieria to grow...
Nursing is a two-part suck-swallow action, so milk doesn't just hang out in their mouths...
That said, my first two were prone to ear infections, 3rd was not... just depends on the babe I think...
If you're both happy with your nighttime arrangements, I say you're doing just fine! Everyone's happier when mama gets sleep!
Molli, wife to my best friend, mom of 4 (+1 angelbaby), Viktor born 2/23/11!