Jake has taken to these measures just fine. He LOVES cheese, bacon, chicken, pasta and just about anything else we put in front of him, and he drinks plenty of my milk at daycare. We've added butter to just about anything we can, and we make sure he has plenty of time to sit in his high chair and eat during dinnertime. In spite of the mountain of food I find in his high chair when he's done eating, a good deal of it does make it into his tummy. And there's not much I can do about the coordination issue that leads to the mess, especially since Jake refuses to eat anything from a spoon.
I feel like we're at a crossroads. We can go overkill on trying to get Jake to eat more, likely leading to issues with healthy eating habits down the road. Or we can take this in stride and just wait for things to get better. I'm going with the latter of course, but I dread the weight-check appointment with our pediatrician in a few weeks. I just hope she realizes we're not starving our child. At least I hope we're not.