I too have got some strange looks. Mostly I get comments from my family like "you know thats why her legs are bowed, right?" or "she is so attached to you" (like that is a bad thing... i finally said "oh, you think we have a good attachment? well thank you!" ...I didnt hear that one again).
Also as soon as we get into my MIL house, the first thing she says is "why dont you put her down!". She also says things like, "it looks so weird when people carry their kids that are 2 years old, their legs are so long and are just dangling there." I secrectly think she regrets not carrying her kids more.
Its funny, all the rude comments come from family and all the positive comments come from strangers.
I remember my sibs saying not to carry there kids when they wanted to be held. oh the insecurities in my family........how much better they would all be if someone had held them when they needed it.