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Bilirubin is a by-product of the breakdown of those further blood cells, and is removed from the bloodstream by the liver and excreted in the stool. It accumulates in the meconium (fetal stool-the black, tarry stuff that the baby excretes the first few days after birth) and if not excreted, will be re-absorbed into the baby’s system. Bilirubin is measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood, or mg/dl. The typical level for an adult is 1mg/dl. Bilirubin is made when the body breaks down recent red blood cells. This can be a normal method that happens for the duration of life.