Breastfeed on demand! Generally, your child lets you know when it is hungry. The baby can however look for the breast when it is only thirsty, to satisfy a need to suck, to sleep or just to be close to you.
Choose a quiet place with a pleasant temperature and moderate lighting so as not to dazzle eyes. Get yourself comfortable without tensing up to avoid back and arm pain. Finally, position the baby so that his/her face is against your breast, and his body is against yours for better latching on.
Here are positions for breastfeeding
A good position avoids cracks and engorgement. If pain persists or there are other symptoms, see your doctor