I must work at the same hospital. We are so short staffed right now! It wasn't like this when I first started here. It's not uncommon to have up to 5 feeders, but we usually do have an aide, sometimes 2 if we are very busy. But recently we've had ridiculous ratios on the vent babies as well. The other night I had 4 in the ICU, 2 on vents, 1 on high flow O2 and one on NEC watch! I did have an aide with me that night. Last night I had 2 who are both on isolation, one on an oscillator and the other on a vent. Tonight, by some miracle, there are 6 nurses on and I have the oscillator baby 1:1, which is the way it's supposed to be! We have been filling out protest of assignment papers almost on every shift, but nothing changes. It's scary.