I have a 7 week old. Everytime we go anywhere, complete strangers touch him. I've had a woman try to take off his socks to see his feet, one woman grab my cart to get me to stop, people constantly rubbing his head, playing with his hands, taking his blanket off, etc. I was kind of shocked at the audacity at first and now I just walk with my head down and don't stop for anyone. I seem rude, but wth, quit touching my baby!
My older two were born in IL (NC now) and this never happened. People would take a peek, give a compliment and move on. I would never dream of touching a stranger's baby!